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

    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 01/27/2013, 02/03/2013, 02/10/2013, 02/17/2013, 02/24/2013

    Location: Meet at Painted Desert Visitor Center | Map Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Entrance Fee Contact Name: Eric Schreiner Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 928-524-6228 x236

January 27, 2013 at noon: Meet at Rainbow Forest Museum

Petroglyph Canyon Hike: Discover this amazing collection of petroglyphs. This backcountry hike will last about three hours and is about 3 mi (4.8 km) round trip. Each hike showcases the parks resources rarely seen by the public including petroglyphs and fossil wood and animals in their natural state. Be ready to learn in the great outdoor classroom of Petrified Forest! These hikes are not accessible and are over uneven terrain. Exposure to elements may include mud, ice, and cold weather; wear appropriate layered clothing and footwear, bring food and water. The hike is free, with no prior signup required. There is a park entrance fee. Hike locations are subject to change based on conditions and weather.

February 3, 2013 at noon: Meet at Painted Desert Visitor Center

Lacey Point Petroglyph Hike: Discover this amazing collection of petroglyphs and archeological sites. This backcountry hike will last about three hours and is about 3 mi (4.8 km) round trip. Each hike showcases the parks resources rarely seen by the public including petroglyphs and fossil wood and animals in their natural state. Be ready to learn in the great outdoor classroom of Petrified Forest! These hikes are not accessible and are over uneven terrain. Exposure to elements may include mud, ice, and cold weather; wear appropriate layered clothing and footwear, bring food and water. The hike is free, with no prior signup required. There is a park entrance fee. Hike locations are subject to change based on conditions and weather.

February 10, 2013 at noon: Meet at Painted Desert Visitor Center

Onyx Bridge Hike: Discover this amazing petrified log and see the Flat Iron panel of petroglyphs. This backcountry hike will last about three hours and is about 3 mi (4.8 km) round trip. Each hike showcases the parks resources rarely seen by the public including petroglyphs and fossil wood and animals in their natural state. Be ready to learn in the great outdoor classroom of Petrified Forest! These hikes are not accessible and are over uneven terrain. Exposure to elements may include mud, ice, and cold weather; wear appropriate layered clothing and footwear, bring food and water. The hike is free, with no prior signup required. There is a park entrance fee. Hike locations are subject to change based on conditions and weather.

February 17, 2013 at noon: Meet at Rainbow Forest Museum

Jasper Forest Hike: Explore one of the most beautiful 'forests' of petrified wood in the park. This backcountry hike will last about three hours and is about 3 mi (4.8 km) round trip. Each hike showcases the parks resources rarely seen by the public including petroglyphs and fossil wood and animals in their natural state. Be ready to learn in the great outdoor classroom of Petrified Forest! These hikes are not accessible and are over uneven terrain. Exposure to elements may include mud, ice, and cold weather; wear appropriate layered clothing and footwear, bring food and water. The hike is free, with no prior signup required. There is a park entrance fee. Hike locations are subject to change based on conditions and weather.

February 24, 2013 at noon: Meet at the Painted Desert Visitor Center

The Dying Grounds Hike: Discover a fossiliferous part of the park in the beautiful blue badlands. This backcountry hike will last about three hours and is about 3 mi (4.8 km) round trip. Each hike showcases the parks resources rarely seen by the public including petroglyphs and fossil wood and animals in their natural state. Be ready to learn in the great outdoor classroom of Petrified Forest! These hikes are not accessible and are over uneven terrain. Exposure to elements may include mud, ice, and cold weather; wear appropriate layered clothing and footwear, bring food and water. The hike is free, with no prior signup required. There is a park entrance fee. Hike locations are subject to change based on conditions and weather.