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.
2008 Summer Cultural Demonstrators
Contact: Rita Garcia, (928) 524-6228 ext.273
Petrified Forest National Park Summer Cultural Demonstrator Program 2008
Petrified Forest— May 2008 kicks-off the beginning of the Petrified Forest National Park’s Summer Cultural Demonstrator Program. This program provides the opportunity for regional peoples to share their history and traditional crafts in the dynamic setting of Petrified Forest National Park. The park has scheduled demonstrators on Saturdays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend to participate in the program. The goal of the program is to further the public’s understanding and appreciation of the rich diversity of human tradition and history in this region.
Demonstrators will include:
For more information call (928) 524-6228 weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time; or write to the Superintendent, Petrified Forest National Park, P.O. Box 2217, Petrified Forest, AZ 86028; or e-mail the park.
Did You Know?
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.