• 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!

Cultural Demonstrations
WHERE: Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark, Petrified Forest National
Park
WHAT: Cultural Demonstration: a cultural demonstrator with ancestral ties to
the area will share engaging skills and traditions.
WHEN: Daily throughout March, 10am–4pm.
FEE: Normal park entrance fee applies
CONTACT: Kip Woolford
PHONE: 928 524-6228 x273
E-MAIL: e-mail us

Puerco Pueblo Tour
WHERE: Puerco Pueblo, Petrified Forest National Park
WHAT: Puerco Pueblo Walk: Join a ranger to 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: Friday March 6, Saturday March 7, Friday March 13, Saturday March 14,
Saturday March 21, Saturday March 28. Allow about 45 minutes for the Puerco
Pueblo Walk, and an additional 60 minutes for the walk to see petroglyphs.
FEE: Normal park entrance fee applies
CONTACT: Sarah Hervé
PHONE: 928 524-6228 x264
E-MAIL: e-mail us
NOTES: comfortable walking shoes, hat, water, sunscreen

Archeology Exhibit
WHERE: Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark, Petrified Forest National
Park
WHAT: Archeology Exhibit: enjoy an exhibit that showcases the 10,000+ year
human history of the Petrified Forest area
WHEN: Daily, March 1-31, during normal operating hours of Painted Desert Inn
NHL.
FEE: Normal park entrance fee applies
CONTACT: Bill Reitze
PHONE: 928 524-6228 x268
E-MAIL: e-mail us

Backcountry Hikes
WHERE: Petrified Forest National Park
WHAT: Guided Hikes: Join a park ranger or archeologist for guided hikes into
'lesser seen' archaeological sites at Petrified Forest National Park.
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.
FEE: Normal park entrance fee applies
CONTACT: Bill Reitze
PHONE: 928 524-6228 x268
E-MAIL: e-mail us
NOTES: comfortable walking shoes, hat, water, sunscreen***Suitable for
children? Yes, if they are able to comfortably walk the distances associated
with each hike;at least eight years of age is recommended.

Additional Archeology Awareness Month activities may be offered at Petrified
Forest National Park to celebrate as scheduling allows. Check http://www.nps.gov/pefo/planyourvisit/guidedtours.htm
for the latest!




 
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