• Jasper Forest is magical in twilight, particularly the logs on stone pedestals

    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

Stories

Park archeologist tells stories

A past park archeologist tells stories

NPS Photo

Ghost Stories

Tall Tales

So many stories have been told over time. How else does an interest in history begin? Can you remember stories told to you at bedtime, over a campfire, under a blanket late at night? Ghost stories are a favorite genre, remembering people who have been there before. Tale Tales grow and evolve with the telling. If you have a story about Petrified Forest National Park that you’d like to share, let us know!

Did You Know?

red badlands

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.