a region in N central Arizona, E of the Colorado River: many-colored rock surfaces.
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How to use Painted Desert in a sentence
If you’re a backpacker, there’s no better place to watch the sunset than in the park’s northern Painted Desert with man’s best friend.
If we can 'afford it,' she writes, she 'wishes we could go to the Painted Desert on our wedding trip.'Molly Make-Believe | Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
My old guide on so many trips across the Painted Desert was in charge of the outfit.Tales of lonely trails | Zane Grey
We entered the Painted Desert by way of Gallup, hiring driver and team locally.
But on a flying trip, you can't learn the secret moods of the Painted Desert.
Overlooking the Painted Desert in every direction, they command a view that beggars all description and almost staggers thought.
British Dictionary definitions for Painted Desert
a section of the high plateau country of N central Arizona, along the N side of the Little Colorado River Valley: brilliant-coloured rocks; occupied largely by Navaho and Hopi Indians. Area: about 20 000 sq km (7500 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for Painted Desert
Hundreds of miles of sandstone formations with a remarkable range of colors; located in northeastern Arizona.
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