The Painted Desert extends from the Grand Canyon in a southeasterly direction along the north side of the Little Colorado River to Holbrook. It is approximately 150 miles long and 15â€“50 miles wide and covers an area of 7,500 square miles. Photographing around Winslow one day, I accidentally stumbled upon this area after I decided to explore a lone dirt road. The area was desolate and isolated. At the end of the dirt road, this magnificent scene unfolded before me. I literally stood at the ledge of this canyon and ....laughed. It was so amazing.