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 National Park and the Annular Eclipse May 2012
Contact: Hallie Larsen, 928-524-6228 x274
Petrified Forest, AZ- The national parks are the place to be on May 20, 2012, to see the first solar eclipse in the United States in 18 years. Petrified Forest National Park is within the pathway of the eclipse, making it a perfect spot to watch this remarkable event. The eclipse begins over the Pacific Ocean and, from south of the Aleutian Islands, travels to the California coast. From there, traveling at 1,000 mph, the shadow of the eclipse races south and east over 30 national parks in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico, and even into west Texas before sunset.
Did You Know?
Over 52,000 acres within Petrified Forest National Park is designated Wilderness waiting for you to explore. More...