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.
Petrified Forest National Park Hosts American Indian Art Fair June 5-6
Contact: Rita Garcia, 928-524-6228 x273
Petrified Forest National Park will host a Native American Arts Fair on Friday and Saturday, June 5th and 6th from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Many regional Native American artists will share their talent and offer works for sale. Jewelry, fetishes, ceramics and other traditional American Indian arts and crafts will be available to purchase. Admission to this event is free to the public on both days.
The Fair will be held in the Petrified Forest Community Building near the Painted Desert Visitor Center at the north end of the park, just off of Interstate 40 at Exit 311.
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?
Standing on the edge of a vast badlands landscape, a Spanish explorer is rumored to have named the area "El Desierto Pintado" (The Painted Desert) because the hills looked like they were painted with the colors of the sunset.