The Painted Desert lies to the north of the Santa Fe tracks in Arizona and extends from Holbrook to the Grand Canyon.

The Painted Desert lies to the north of the Santa Fe tracks in Arizona and extends from Holbrook to the Grand Canyon. Wind, snow and whirling sand have carved many curious forms and shapes in the desert and everywhere color is riot. Date unknown.

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Jim Mattern

Jim is a scapegoat for the NPS, an author, adventurer, photographer, radio personality, guide, and location scout. His interests lie in Native American and cultural sites, ghost towns, mines, and natural wonders in the American Deserts.

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