The park is open year round except Christmas, December 25.
Petrified Forest National Park is open at different hours during the year. Hour Changes (times are Mountain Standard year round-this area does not observe Daylight Savings):
Park Road Hours:
Nov 3-Feb 22, 2014 8am-5pm
Feb 23-Apr 5, 2014 7am-6:30pm
Apr 6-May 3, 2014 7am-7pm
May 4-May 31, 2014 7am-7:30pm
June 1-July 26, 2014 7am-8pm
July 27-Aug 23, 2014 7am-7:30pm
Aug 24-Sept 20, 2014 7am-7pm
Sept 21-Nov 1 7am to 6pm
Nov 2-Dec 31 8am to 5pm
Painted Desert Visitor Center hours:
Rainbow Forest Museum
Painted Desert Inn is a National Historic Landmark with stunning views of the Painted Desert. Currently 9am-5pm daily. The Painted Desert Rim Trail (0.5 mi/0.8 km one way) begins here.
Two gift shops, a convenience store, a gas station, and restaurant are operated in the park by valued concessionaire Xanterra. Hours vary seasonally for these locations; call (928) 524-3756 for further information.
Park and Visitor Center hours are subject to change.
Note: Arizona does not observe Daylight Savings Time, remaining on Mountain Standard Time year-round. For example, in the summer months, during Daylight Savings Time, the time in Arizona and California is the same, with New Mexico and the Navajo Reservation one hour ahead.