Change to Winter Hours
Contact: Janet Fernandes, (928) 524-6228 ext. 238
Petrified Forest National Park Changes to Winter Hours
Petrified Forest, AZ - Petrified Forest National Park will change to normal winter hours on October 28, a move announced today by Acting Park Superintendent Brad Traver. The park will open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time daily.
The Painted Desert Visitor Center and the Rainbow Forest Museum will also be open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.
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.