When traveling Interstate 40 from Albuquerque to northern Arizona, a must-see is the Petrified Forest National Park. There are many landscapes to see throughout the park, including sprawling grasslands, impressive mesas, colorful badlands, and an array of flora along the Painted Desert Rim.
One of the coolest cross-country trips a traveler can take is along I-40. The third longest interstate in the United States, the route runs all the way from Barstow, California to Wilmington, North Carolina (that's a 36-hour drive from end-to-end, in case you're wondering). Yet, it’s not the length that makes I-40 appealing for travelers. Rather, it’s the amazing and unique sights that decorate this stretch of highway.