June 18, 2015
Petrified Forest National Park Will Increase Entrance Fees Beginning October 1
Starting on October 1, Petrified Forest National Park will increase entrance fees for visitors in order to fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the park.
May 30, 2015
Celebrate “Gertie Day” at Petrified Forest National Park
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the historic fossil airlift of “Gertie” the Chindesaurus at the park! Join Dr. William Parker, park paleontologist and Adam Marsh, seasonal paleontologist as they display the actual fossils of Gertie, show films about Gertie and the airlift, and provide informal presentations about current research. This event is entirely free and all are welcome. When: Saturday June 6 from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
April 28, 2015
Scott Bunting of Colorado is gearing up to ride his Honda across the country. Bunting will emulate an epic journey made by his grandfather—also Scott Bunting—a century ago.
April 23, 2015
Tourism to Petrified Forest National Park creates $51,696,000 in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 836,800 visitors to Petrified Forest National Park in 2014 spent $51,696,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 719 jobs in the local area...
February 26, 2015
Petrified Forest National Park Celebrates Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month
Petrified Forest, AZ —March is Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month. Events throughout Arizona celebrate the state's cultural history with special presentations. We invite you to join us at Petrified Forest National Park.
January 20, 2015
Petrified Forest Enjoys Major Increase in Visitation in 2014
Final statistics of yearly visitation for Petrified Forest National Park have been tallied, and the numbers are impressive! In 2014 the park welcomed 836,799 visitors, up 29.8% from last year (644,648 visitors in 2013).