The next stop on our 28 mile tour was the incredible Teepees area. Layered blues, purples and grays created by iron, carbon, manganese, and other minerals stand in cone-shaped formations for miles. The colors changed to pinkish mauve in areas and then back to the usual colors with a rainbow of colors. It feels like you are driving on another planet.
After enjoying the awesome Teepees, our next stop was Newspaper Rock. We had to use the spotting scopes and our binoculars to locate the petroglyphs on the rocks below. I was able to zoom in with my camera for some of them to show you. They were much easier to view with the binoculars though. Hundreds of petroglyphs are etched into the rocks below. I was wishing it was as easy to view as the ones we saw in Canyonlands National Park. We could walk right up to those, we had to work at seeing these, but it was definitely worth the time we spent enjoying them.
Our next stop on the tour is the Puerco Pueblo Village, check back later for more from our outstanding tour of the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert National Park.