Fall 2013: Highway Interchange Bridge Work
Painted Desert Traffic Interchange (I-40 Exit 311) may be closed for construction. Check here for updates from Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT): More »
Nov. 2012-July 2013, due to bank error credit cards may not have been charged for your entrance fee
...due to a bank error credit cards may not have been charged for your entrance fee, even if you received a receipt from the entrance station. The error was corrected on Sept. 26th, 2013. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Petrified Forest National Park has a North Entrance off Interstate 40 and a South Entrance off Highway 180. Visitors may enter at one end of the park and exit at the other.
The park road runs 28 miles from end to end, with an optional 3.5 mile loop road at Blue Mesa. Travel time through the park is approximately 1 hour, without any stops. An average visit to the park is from 2-5 hours.
For a copy of the park's Trip Planner, which includes a map and general park information, and/or a copy of the glossy brochure, please contact us.
Did You Know?
The ecosystem at Petrified Forest National Park is not desert. It's one of the largest areas of intact grassland in the Southwest. More...