• Jasper Forest is magical in twilight, particularly the logs on stone pedestals

    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

Arizona Archeology and Heritage Awareness Month

Celebrate Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month at Petrified Forest National Park!

All activities below are included with price of park admission

Cultural Demonstrations
WHERE: Painted Desert Inn
WHAT: a cultural demonstrator with ancestral ties to the area will share engaging skills and traditions.
WHEN: Daily throughout March, 10am–4pm

Archeology Exhibit
WHERE: Painted Desert Inn
WHAT: Enjoy an exhibit that showcases the 10,000+ year human history of the Petrified Forest area
WHEN: Daily, 10am-4pm

Puerco Pueblo Tour
WHERE: Puerco Pueblo
WHAT: Explore remains of an ancestral Puebloan village. 0.3 mile (0.5 km) walk on a paved loop. Immediately
following, an additional 0.5 mi (0.8 km) walk on a dirt road will occur for those interested in seeing additional park petroglyphs.
WHEN: Fri March 6, Sat March 7, Fri March 13, Sat March 14, Sat March 21, Sat March 28. Allow about 45 minutes for the Puerco Pueblo Walk, and an additional 60 minutes for the walk to see petroglyphs.
NOTES: Bring comfortable walking shoes, hat, water, sunscreen

Harvey Girls
WHERE: Painted Desert Inn
WHAT: Living History reenactors will display artifacts and explain the exciting history of famous Fred Harvey Company.
WHEN: Daily throughout March, 10am–4pm

Guided
Backcountry Hikes
WHERE: Locations vary
WHAT: Enjoy guided hikes into 'lesser seen' archaeological sites.
NOTES: Bring comfortable walking shoes, hat, water, sunscreen. Suitable for children comfortable walking the distances associatedwith each hike;at least eight years of age is recommended.
WHEN:
Sunday March 8 (meet at 10 am):
Stagecoach Stop Hike: Hike to a historic stagecoach stop and enjoy petroglyphs associated with the site. Hike is about 2 mi (3.2 km) round trip on varied,
uneven terrain. The hike is limited to 15 people and advanced signup is required. Allow about 3 hours.

Wednesday March 11 (meet at 10 am):
Agate Mesa Hike: Hike in the park's central area looking at Puebloan archaeology. Hike about 1.6 mi (2.4 km) round trip on varied, uneven terrain.
Allow about 2 hours. The hike is limited to 15 people and advanced signup is required.

Sunday March 15 (meet at 10 am):
McCreery Pueblo Hike. Hike to an impressive 800-year-old great kiva site. This site is normally closed to the public. Hike is about 1.6 mi (2.4 km) round trip
on varied, uneven terrain. Allow about 2 hours. The hike is limited to 15 people and advanced signup is required.

Wednesday March 25 (meet at 10 am):
Historic Route 66 Hike: Petrified Forest is the only National Park with a portion of Route 66 inside its boundaries! Enjoy a 2 mi (3.2 km) round trip
hike along an old roadbed portion of the Mother Road to learn of its important history. Allow about 2 hours. No advanced signup required.

Monday March 30 (meet at 10 am):
Lacey Point Hike: Hike 'off trail' into the Painted Desert to discover some of the best petroglyphs in the park. Hike is approximately 2.5 mi (4 km) round
trip, is on varied uneven terrain, and is considered moderately difficult. Allow about 3 hours. The hike is limited to 15 people and advanced signup is
required.

To sign up, contact archeologist Bill Reitze at e-mail us



For a listing of events statewide visit AZStateParks.com/Archy




 
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