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.
Upcoming Special Programs at Petrified Forest National Park
Contact: Sue Walter, 928-524-6228 x233
Petrified Forest, AZ―Petrified Forest National Park is offering even more special programs this summer!
July 20th–8 am and 10 am
July 21st–10:30 am, July 25th–11 am, and July 29th –10:30 am
July 25th and August 8th–5 pm
July 27th–10 am and 2 pm
August 2nd–10 am and 2 pm
July 21th and 28th—9 am and 4 pm
August 1st and 2nd—10 am and 2 pm
For more information call (928) 524-6228; 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.