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

    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona


Petrified Forest National Park has many places significant to history and culture. Some are buildings, such as Painted Desert Inn and Agate House, and some are landscapes, such as the Painted Desert and the Rainbow Forest. Quite a few are on the National Register of Historic Places, and one is a national historic landmark.

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)

Some of the sites that can be explored in the park include:
Painted Desert Community Complex
Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark
Thirty-Fifth Parallel Route aka Beale Camel Trail
Route 66 Alignment
Petrified Forest Bridge aka Rio Puerco Bridge
Puerco Pueblo
CCC campsite
Newspaper Rock
Agate Bridge
Agate House
Rainbow Forest Museum area

There are also Route 66 geocaching sites in the park!

Beale Wagon Road sign
Beale Wagon Road sign
NPS Photo

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