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

    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

Off-Trail Guided Hikes at Petrified Forest National Park

Starving Man, Mountain Lion Mesa
Petroglyph at Mountain Lion Mesa
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News Release Date: January 14, 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 is below, with future press releases for February and March coming soon.
 
January 2013 'Off Trail' Hike Information
Date and Time                 Meet Ranger here        Hiking to

January 20, 2013 at noon  Rainbow Forest Museum  Mountain Lion Mesa
January 27, 2013 at noon  Rainbow Forest Museum  Petroglyph Canyon

Each hike will last about three hours and is about 3 mi (4.8 km) round trip. Each hike showcases impressive petroglyphs and colorful petrified wood rarely seen by the public. 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. As such, 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. For more information, call Eric Schreiner (contact information above).

Did You Know?

badlands landscape at Jasper Forest

On clear days in the Southwest, especially on crisp, cold winter days, you can see landscape features almost 100 miles away!