Programs, Activities, and Events

Ranger Jack Giant Logs Program

Puerco River Petroglyph Hike with Volunteer (VIP) Eric


Events & Activities

Ongoing: Keep an eye out for roving rangers in park areas like Puerco Pueblo, Crystal Forest, and Giant Logs.

Summer Ranger Programs started June 14, 2015

11am Triassic Talk: Join a ranger to discover the secrets of the Late Triassic at the Rainbow Forest Museum. This is a talk inside the museum. There may be a walk after the talk along the Giant Logs Trail.

11am Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark Tour: Join a ranger for a tour of the charming Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark and explore its evolution during the first half of the 20th century. This is a walk through a historic building, and can involve stairs.

2pm Triassic Talk, Rainbow Forest Museum.

2pm Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark Tour


Special Programs


Zuni artist Eileen Yatsattie working on a pot


Cultural Demonstration Program
The park hosts regional cultural demonstrators at various times throughout the year.


Shonto Begay working on a painting at the historic inn


Artist-In-Residence Program
This program allows artists to spend time living and working in the park, sharing their experiences with visitors.

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