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, like the rest of the national parks, has inspired artists, photographers, writers, composers, dancers, poets, and all sorts of creative people. Here we share some of the creativity sparked by the park…
May 2012 Challenge: Haiku
Ravens. Big black birds.
Human-like habits, Corvids.
Mooching your snack stash.
- Amanda Brenner
Day. Awesome sunrise.
Walk. Breathe. Learn. The desert life.
Awesome sunset. Night.
Ancient river, flowed
Once through galleries of trees,
Now wind-carved stone.
Trees tall enough to
Scrape Triassic sky, now mute:
Sleek, shining, river
Silent bones in stone.
Pleistocene sand dune,
Wind's caress reveals Clovis clue:
Petrified wood point.
Did You Know?
Petrified wood at Petrified Forest National Park is almost solid quartz, weighing in at 168 pounds per cubic foot. It's so hard, you can only cut it with a diamond tipped saw! More...