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.
Photo Walk with a Ranger to Jasper Forest
Contact: Sarah Hervé, 928-524-6228 x264
Petrified Forest, AZ-1:00pm Saturday, February 16, 2013 a free ranger program will offer another unique way to experience the park with a photo walk for beginning and intermediate photographers. Join volunteer ranger and experienced photographer Leandra Melgreen Lewis for a walk to discover photo opportunities in the great outdoor classroom of the Petrified Forest National Park.
Meet at the Rainbow Forest Museum at 1:00pm. This walk through Jasper Forest offers colorful formations, petrified wood and boulders scattered about the Jasper area. Photo techniques will be discussed with suggested exercises to open up new visual opportunities for point and shoot and digital SLR photographers.
2013 Photo Walk Information
Photo Walks will be held on Saturday, February 23 and March 2, 2013. Locations will include trips to Crystal Forest and Long Logs all near the Rainbow Forest Museum. Photo walk locations are subject to change based on weather conditions. Some walks are not on trails, with possible muddy conditions. All walks are easy to moderate. Walks range from one to three miles.
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...