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

    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

Plan Your Visit

Planning Trip at Painted Desert Visitor Center

Planning Trip at Painted Desert Visitor Center


Explore these pages to find out how to get to the park, the best way to travel through the park depending on which way you are traveling, where to eat, sleep, things to do, staying safe, and accessibility. These pages are being updated throughout the National Park System so be sure to check back as more information is added! When you first get to the park, be sure to stop at the Painted Desert Visitor Center if entering from the north end or Rainbow Forest Museum at the south end. Friendly folks at the desk can answer your questions and provide free handouts about the park.

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