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Petrified Forest National Park Announces Early Spring Ranger Programs
Contact: Lyn Carranza, 928-524-6228 x245
Contact: Sue Walter, 928-524-6228 x233
Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest, AZ―Discover Petrified Forest National Park by joining a ranger-guided tour.
Adventures can be found every day throughout the park (times begin on February 1):
Puerco Pueblo Tour: 10:00 am and 2:30 pm daily—Take a journey into the past and discover the ancestral Puebloan people of Petrified Forest. Meet the ranger at the Puerco Pueblo trailhead.
Triassic Park Program: 11:00 am daily—How did living trees turn to stone? Discover Triassic treasures with a ranger, which may include a talk in the sunroom and/or an easy walk (with a few short stairs) along the Giant Logs Trail. Meet in the Rainbow Forest Museum sunroom.
Painted Desert Inn Tour: 1:00 pm daily—Explore this intriguing Pueblo-Revival style building and discover its fascinating past. Meet the ranger at the Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark.
Crystal Forest Program: 2:30 pm daily—Where are the crystals of Crystal Forest? Learn the geologic stories of this ever-changing Triassic landscape. Meet the ranger at Crystal Forest sun shelter.
Keep your eyes out! Rangers and volunteers rove the trails to help you explore and respond to your questions. There may even be impromptu programs!
For more information call (928) 524-6228 weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time; or write to the Superintendent, Petrified Forest National Park, P.O. Box 2217, Petrified Forest, AZ 86028; or e-mail the park Superintendent at e-mail us. Our website has more news and press releases: www.nps.gov/pefo/parknews/newsreleases.htm.
Did You Know?
Over 52,000 acres within Petrified Forest National Park is designated Wilderness waiting for you to explore. More...