Petrified Forest National Park Changes to Winter Hours—October 2010
Contact: Lyn Carranza, 928-524-6228 x245
Petrified Forest, AZ―Petrified Forest National Park will be changing to winter hours on October 24, 2010. The park will open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) 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. Winter hours will continue until February 27, 2011. The park will be closed on December 25th, 2010.
Ranger-guided tours are available daily. Check at the visitor centers for programs or visit the website at http://www.nps.gov/pefo/planyourvisit/guidedtours.htm.
Did You Know?
Petrified wood was so abundant when the ancestral Puebloan people were living in the area that they used it not only for stone tools but also as building material, such as the "brick" used in Agate House at Petrified Forest National Park.