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?
Standing on the edge of a vast badlands landscape, a Spanish explorer is rumored to have named the area "El Desierto Pintado" (The Painted Desert) because the hills looked like they were painted with the colors of the sunset.