Operating Hours & Seasons
The park is open year round except Christmas, December 25.
Painted Desert Inn is a National Historic Landmark with stunning views of the Painted Desert. Spring hours: 10 am - 4 pm 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.
Did You Know?
On clear days in the Southwest, especially on crisp, cold winter days, you can see landscape features almost 100 miles away!