Painted Desert Vista/Doney Picnic Areas, AZ

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Painted Desert Vista/Doney Picnic Areas

These two out-of-the- way picnic areas are located in the most recently active portion of the San Francisco volcano field. That doesn't mean they're dangerous, however. The volcanoes in this vicinity...[more]



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Location: Painted Desert Vista is about 20 miles northeast of Flagstaff on paved roads. Doney Picnic Area is about 43 miles northeast. The elevation of both is about 6,000 feet.

GPS for Doney Picnic: 35° 31' 55.092" -111° 24' 17.4594" - elevation 5300'
GPS for Painted Desert: 35° 23' 26.34" -111° 25' 55.524" - elevation 6201'

Access: From Flagstaff, drive 12 miles northeast on US 89 to the Sunset Crater-Wupatki turnoff (FR 545), and turn east (right) about 8 miles to Painted Desert Vista. Or drive 34 miles on US 89 to the north end of the Wupatki Loop Road and turn east 9.5 miles to the Doney Picnic Area. All roads are paved.


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