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.
Follow Ranger Jack Pickett at the Rainbow Forest Museum as he takes us on a walk from the late Triassic Period to a long logs walk around ol' Faithful, the largest petrified tree in the Petrified Forest National Park.
Rob Bowers, wildlife biologist research student takes us on a lizard safari over the short grass prairie of the Petrified Forest National Park. Rob checks pitfall traps and records statistics for Northern Arizona University, helping to provide better information to protect the natural habitat of reptile species such as the collared lizard.
Follow Bill Parker, Paleontologist, and Dr. Jeff Martz, Physical Scientist, into the badlands of the Painted Desert as they explore soil erosion and geological formations dating back to the Late Triassic Epoch in the Petrified Forest National Park
Winslow Harvey Girls Chris Nelson, Peggy Noonan, and Janice Stewart (original Grand Canyon Harvey Girl) bring their trunk show and knowledge to the historic Painted Desert Inn. In this segment the women show us china and relics from the tourism and railroading endeavors and genius of entrepreneur Fred Harvey and architect Mary Colter.
A visit to the badlands of the Painted Desert located in the Petrified Forest National Park with Bill Parker, Paleontologist, and Tammo Reichgelt, Utrecht University Researcher, as they discuss climate change and impacts on Earth's five mass extinctions.
An informative and humorous video starring "Junior Ranger" (Darrell Woolf) and his alter ego "Raven." Follow Junior as he earns his certification as a Junior Ranger while learning and exploring the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. Casting includes staff members and park visitors as extras. This version has been truncated and adapted to meet 15 minute limitations.
Join Ranger Hallie Larsen as she walks us through the ruins of Puerco Pueblo, an ancient settlement situated in the Petrified Forest National Park. Discover about ways in which resources were used to sustain the lifestyle and well being of Puerco's inhabitants.
Norbert Sauerwein, Range Rider and Park Volunteer (VIP), shares his perspective on horses, pioneers, and riding the prairie. Norbert, a citizen of Austria, and a horse trainer, demonstrates his equestrian skills with "Trooper" the park horse, trotting through the dry wash beds of the Petrified Forest National Park.
Visit with fossil preparator Kenneth Bader in the Petrified Forest National Park preparation laboratory as he explains his process as a Preparator.
Did You Know?
In additon to the world class fossil record at Petrified Forest National Park, archeological resources are so abundant and so significant that they could stand alone within their own park!