Operating Hours & Seasons

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 Saving):

Park Road Hours:
January 1-February 20 8am-5pm
February 21-April 2 7am-6:30pm
April 3-April 30 7am-7pm
May 1-May 28 7am-7:30pm
May 29-July 23 7am-8pm
July 24-August 20 7am-7:30pm
August 21-Sept 17 7am-7pm
Sept 18-October 29 7am-6pm
October 30-Dec 31 8am-5pm

Facilities
Painted Desert Visitor Center and Rainbow Forest Museum
January 1-February 20 8am-5pm
February 21-April 2 7am-6pm
April 3-Sept 17 7am-7pm
Sept 18-October 29 7am-6pm
October 30-Dec 31 8am-5pm


Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark
Daily 9am–5pm

Park and Visitor Center hours are subject to change.

Note: Arizona does not observe Daylight Saving Time, remaining on Mountain Standard Time year-round. For example, in the summer months, during Daylight Saving Time, the time in Arizona and California is the same, with New Mexico and the Navajo Reservation one hour ahead.

 
Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark

Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark

Hallie Larsen/NPS

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