Park Changes to Spring Hours 2008
Contact: Janet Fernandes, (928) 524-6228 ext 238
Petrified Forest National Park Changes to Spring Hours
Petrified Forest, AZ – Park Superintendent Cliff Spencer announces that Petrified Forest National Park will be changing to longer spring hours on Sunday, March 2. The park will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time daily. The Painted Desert Visitor Center and the Rainbow Forest Museum hours will be the same as the park hours. The Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.
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.
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.