Fall 2013: Highway Interchange Bridge Work
Painted Desert Traffic Interchange (I-40 Exit 311) may be closed for construction. Check here for updates from Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT): More »
Nov. 2012-July 2013, due to bank error credit cards may not have been charged for your entrance fee
...due to a bank error credit cards may not have been charged for your entrance fee, even if you received a receipt from the entrance station. The error was corrected on Sept. 26th, 2013. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
An informative and humorous video starring "Junior Ranger" (Darrell Woolf) and his alter ego "Raven." Follow Junior as he earns his certification as a Junior Ranger while learning and exploring the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. Casting includes staff members and park visitors as extras. This version has been truncated and adapted to meet 15 minute limitations.
Did You Know?
Standing on the edge of a vast badlands landscape, a Spanish explorer is rumored to have named the area "El Desierto Pintado" (The Painted Desert) because the hills looked like they were painted with the colors of the sunset.