Lacey Point

Red badland topography under a stormy sky.
View from Lacey Point

NPS Photo/Hallie Larsen

Quick Facts
Overlook is located about 5 miles from the north entrance of the park.
Overlooks the Painted Desert, Pintado Point, and Pilot Rock.

Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Parking - Auto, Scenic View/Photo Spot

Lacey Point is a Painted Desert overlook named after Congressman John Fletcher Lacey of Iowa who was instrumental in the establishment of the Petrified Forest National Monument. Lacey is most prominently known as the namesake of the Lacey Act of 1900. The Act protects both plants and wildlife by creating civil and criminal penalties for a wide array of violations. Lacey was also a major supporter of the National Parks and the Antiquities Act. The view looks towards Pintado Point and Pilot Rock, both capped with the basalt Bidahochi Formation above the red Chinle Formation of the Painted Desert.

Last updated: March 26, 2021