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    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

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

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Date: February 4, 2013
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

Date and Time

Meet Ranger here

Hiking to

March 3, 2013 at 10 am

Rainbow Forest Museum

Petroglyph Canyon

March 6, 2013 at 10 am

Painted Desert Visitor Center

Lacey Point Petroglyphs

March 10, 2013 at 10 am

Rainbow Forest Museum

Mountain Lion Mesa

March 13, 2013 at 10 am

Painted Desert Visitor Center

Route 66 walk

March 17, 2013 at 10 am

Painted Desert Visitor Center

Puerco River Petroglyphs

March 20, 2013 at 10 am

Painted Desert Visitor Center

Lacey Point Petroglyphs

March 24, 2013 at 10 am

Painted Desert Visitor Center

Lacey Point Petroglyphs

March 27, 2013 at 10 am

Painted Desert Visitor Center

Route 66 walk



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.

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