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  • Multiple Days: 01/27/2013, 02/03/2013, 02/10/2013, 02/17/2013, 02/24/2013 Petrified Forest National Park

    Wilderness Hike

    January 27, 2013 at noon: Meet at Rainbow Forest Museum

    Petroglyph Canyon Hike: Discover this amazing collection of petroglyphs. This backcountry hike will last about three hours and is about 3 mi (4.8 km) round trip. Each hike showcases the parks resources rarely seen by the public including petroglyphs and fossil wood and animals in their natural state. Be ready to learn in the great outdoor classroom of Petrified Forest! These hikes are not accessible and are over uneven terrain. Exposure to elements may include mud, ice, and cold weather; wear appropriate layered clothing and footwear, bring food and water. The hike is free, with no prior signup required. There is a park entrance fee. Hike locations are subject to change based on conditions and weather.

    February 3, 2013 at noon: Meet at Painted Desert Visitor Center

    Lacey Point Petroglyph Hike: Discover this amazing collection of petroglyphs and archeological sites. This backcountry hike will last about three hours and is about 3 mi (4.8 km) round trip. Each hike showcases the parks resources rarely seen by the public including petroglyphs and fossil wood and animals in their natural state. Be ready to learn in the great outdoor classroom of Petrified Forest! These hikes are not accessible and are over uneven terrain. Exposure to elements may include mud, ice, and cold weather; wear appropriate layered clothing and footwear, bring food and water. The hike is free, with no prior signup required. There is a park entrance fee. Hike locations are subject to change based on conditions and weather.

    February 10, 2013 at noon: Meet at Painted Desert Visitor Center

    Onyx Bridge Hike: Discover this amazing petrified log and see the Flat Iron panel of petroglyphs. This backcountry hike will last about three hours and is about 3 mi (4.8 km) round trip. Each hike showcases the parks resources rarely seen by the public including petroglyphs and fossil wood and animals in their natural state. Be ready to learn in the great outdoor classroom of Petrified Forest! These hikes are not accessible and are over uneven terrain. Exposure to elements may include mud, ice, and cold weather; wear appropriate layered clothing and footwear, bring food and water. The hike is free, with no prior signup required. There is a park entrance fee. Hike locations are subject to change based on conditions and weather.

    February 17, 2013 at noon: Meet at Rainbow Forest Museum

    Jasper Forest Hike: Explore one of the most beautiful 'forests' of petrified wood in the park. This backcountry hike will last about three hours and is about 3 mi (4.8 km) round trip. Each hike showcases the parks resources rarely seen by the public including petroglyphs and fossil wood and animals in their natural state. Be ready to learn in the great outdoor classroom of Petrified Forest! These hikes are not accessible and are over uneven terrain. Exposure to elements may include mud, ice, and cold weather; wear appropriate layered clothing and footwear, bring food and water. The hike is free, with no prior signup required. There is a park entrance fee. Hike locations are subject to change based on conditions and weather.

    February 24, 2013 at noon: Meet at the Painted Desert Visitor Center

    The Dying Grounds Hike: Discover a fossiliferous part of the park in the beautiful blue badlands. This backcountry hike will last about three hours and is about 3 mi (4.8 km) round trip. Each hike showcases the parks resources rarely seen by the public including petroglyphs and fossil wood and animals in their natural state. Be ready to learn in the great outdoor classroom of Petrified Forest! These hikes are not accessible and are over uneven terrain. Exposure to elements may include mud, ice, and cold weather; wear appropriate layered clothing and footwear, bring food and water. The hike is free, with no prior signup required. There is a park entrance fee. Hike locations are subject to change based on conditions and weather.


    Location: Meet at Painted Desert Visitor Center, Petrified Forest National Park | Map Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Entrance Fee Contact Name: Eric Schreiner Contact Email: Eric_Schreiner@nps.gov Contact Phone Number: 928-524-6228 x236

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