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 Hike to the Dying Grounds at Petrified Forest National Park
Contact: Sarah Hervé, 928-524-6228 x264
Petrified Forest, AZ-Celebrate the scenery with an off-trail guided hike to the "Dying Grounds" on Sunday March 31st. Discover a special place in the park few others ever experience!
2013 Off-Trail Hike Information
This hike will last about 1.5 hours and is about 2 mi round trip. This hike showcases stunning scenery, fossils of long extinct creatures and the fascinating story of the Late Triassic in Arizona. Learn and enjoy in the great outdoor classroom that is your National Park.
Be prepared! These hikes are on varied, uneven terrain. Exposure to elements may include mud, ice, and cold weather. Wear appropriate layered clothing and hiking footwear, and 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.
Did You Know?
Petroglyphs are sometimes calendars, marking events like the summer solstice with interactions between the glyph, the sun, and natural landscape features.