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.
Petrified Forest: Beauty and Brains!
Best known for globally significant Late Triassic fossils, the park attracts geologists, paleontologists, archeologists, historians, and biologists, just to name a few. The park is also haven for those searching for scenic vistas, wilderness, hiking, dark skies, and beautiful, vast landscapes. Discover your own passion at Petrified Forest!
The Core of the Matter
The American West is a paradise for geologists and paleontologists. Petrified Forest will be one of the first sites for an amazing scientific project!Read More
Petrified Forest Online
Join the discussion through our social networks. Take a guess at trivia questions, post your own adventures or share photos. Join the party!Read More
Artists, Crafters, and Experts, Oh My!
Special Programs include cultural demonstrations, artists-in-residence, and an expert speakers on a variety of fields.Read More
The Virtual Petrified Forest
Can’t come to the park? Visit the park through interactive immersive photography, photo galleries, and other multimedia.Read More
Did You Know?
In additon to the world class fossil record at Petrified Forest National Park, archeological resources are so abundant and so significant that they could stand alone within their own park!