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

    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona


partially excavated rooms of Puerco Pueblo site

Partially excavated rooms at Puerco Pueblo

NPS/VIP Andrew Kearns

Petrified Forest National Park has many places of historic and cultural significance. Some are buildings, such as Agate House and Painted Desert Inn, while some are landscapes to explore, such as Rainbow Forest and the Painted Desert. Quite a few are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Points of Interest:

Painted Desert Wilderness Area
Newspaper Rock
Blue Mesa
Agate Bridge
Jasper Forest
Crystal Forest
Rainbow Forest area

National Register of Historic Places:
Painted Desert Community Complex Historic District (added 2005)
Painted Desert Inn (added 1975)
Petrified Forest Bridge (added 1998), also known as Rio Puerco Bridge
Puerco Ruin and Petroglyphs (added 1976), also known as LA520;NA6302
Thirty-Fifth Parallel Route (added 1977), also known as Beale Camel Trail
Twin Buttes Archeological District (added 1976), also known as NA5065
Flattop Site (added 1976), also known as NA 4725
Newspaper Rock Petroglyphs Archeological District (added 1976)
Agate House Pueblo (added 1975)
Painted Desert Inn (added 1987) as a national historic landmark
Painted Desert Petroglyphs and Ruins Archeological District (added 1976)

There are also Route 66 geocaching sites in the park!

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