• Jasper Forest is magical in twilight, particularly the logs on stone pedestals

    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

Off-Trail Guided Hikes in February at Petrified Forest National Park

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Date: January 20, 2013
Contact: Eric Schreiner, 928-524-6228 x236

Petrified Forest, AZ-A series of off-trail guided hikes will be offered Sundays in January, February, and March to help visitors discover why Petrified Forest is so special. The schedule for January and February is below, with future press release for March coming soon. March is Archeology Month and the park will offer hikes every Wednesday and some Sundays. 

January 2013 Off-Trail Hike Information

Date and Time

Meet Ranger here

Hiking to

January 27, 2013 at noon

Rainbow Forest Museum

Petroglyph Canyon

February 3, 2013 at noon

Painted Desert Visitor Center

Lacey Point Petroglyphs

February 10, 2013 at noon

Painted Desert Visitor Center

Onyx Bridge

February 17, 2013 at noon

Rainbow Forest Museum

Jasper Forest

February 24, 2013 at noon

Painted Desert Visitor Center

The Dying Grounds

 

Each hike will last about three hours and is about 3 mi (4.8 km) round trip. Each hike showcases the parks resources rarely seen by the public including petroglyphs and fossil wood and animals in their natural state. Be ready to learn in the great outdoor classroom of Petrified Forest!

These hikes are not accessible and are over uneven terrain. Exposure to elements may include mud, ice, and cold weather, wear appropriate layered clothing and footwear, bring food and water.

The hike is free, with no prior signup required. The normal entry fee into the park applies. Hike locations are subject to change based on conditions and weather.

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