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Painted Desert

from the Grand Canyon National Park into the Petrified Forest National Park
Arizona

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Painted Desert is the name for a broad area of colorful badlands located in Northern Arizona in the United States.

The desert comprises stratified layers of mineral and decayed organic matter. Many hardened dunes can be found. These hardened dunes are visually distinct due to the bands of grays, reds, oranges and yellows which are then shaped by natural wind and rain patterns.

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