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.
Off-Trail Guided Hikes in March at Petrified Forest National Park
Contact: Sarah Hervé, 928-524-6228 x 264
Petrified Forest, AZ-A series of off-trail guided hikes will be offered Wednesdays and Sundays in March to celebrate Arizona Archeology and Heritage Awareness Month and will showcase Petrified Forest's cultural resources. Each hike is up to three hours and up to 3 mi (4.8 km) round trip. Come ready to learn about past peoples of Petrified Forest in a great outdoor classroom setting!
2013 'Off Trail' Hike Information
These hikes are not accessible and are over uneven terrain. Exposure to elements may include mud, ice, cold weather and the sun, wear appropriate layered clothing and footwear, and bring food and water.
The normal entry fee into the park applies. Hike locations are subject to change based on conditions and weather. The hike is open to the public but numbers of people is limited because of the sensitivity of the archeological sites.
Did You Know?
There are about ten known species of bats in the park. This is a pallid bat sleeping at the Painted Desert Complex. Discover more about mammals of Petrified Forest. More...