Painted Desert

The Painted Desert is a brightly coloured plateau area in north-central Arizona. It extends about 200 miles (320 kilometers) alongside the Little Colorado River.

The desert acquired its identify from early Spanish explorers, who referred to as it El Desierto Pintado, which means The Painted Desert. It’s a incredible wasteland, with hills and valleys shaped by wind and rain chopping into volcanic ash.Warmth, mild, and mud typically appear to vary the colours of the desert. It’s particularly lovely at dawn and sundown, when the colours are the brightest and the shadows the deepest. The brilliant reds and yellows of the desert come from iron oxides (mixtures of iron and oxygen) that happen naturally.

A number of nationwide monuments are within the Painted Desert. These embrace the Sundown Crater and Wupatki nationwide monuments.

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