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.
A Day at Petrified Forest National Park
Contact: Lyn Carranza, 928-524-6228 x245
Petrified Forest, AZ― Come spend the day at Petrified Forest National Park! On Sunday, August 9, Park Ranger Adrian Flores will be conducting an all day excursion at the park. There will be opportunities to “get off the beaten path” and discover fantastic areas of the park where the hidden stories will be shared by Park Rangers, Scientists, and others who are experts in their fields. Some of the stops will include:
Painted Desert Inn
Rainbow Forest Museum
It will be a fun-filled, educational day, packed full of fascinating science, intriguing mysteries, wonderful history and spectacular views. This is an all day excursion and will require good footwear for walking, sun protection, a lunch, and at least 2 quarts of water. Reservations are strongly recommended.
To make a reservation call (928) 524-6228 ext. 273. Leave a message with your name, contact number, number of people that will be participating, and how many in the group are under 15 years of age. There is an entrance fee to enter the park.
For more information call (928) 524-6228; or write to the Superintendent, Petrified Forest National Park, P.O. Box 2217, Petrified Forest, AZ 86028; or e-mail the park Superintendent.
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.