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

    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

National Park Week

Dying Grounds Hike

Dying Grounds Hike

NPS

It is National Park Week—April 19-27, 2014. On opening weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 19 to 20, every national park will give you free admission! Take a peek at the official National Park Week webpage.

Join us at Petrified Forest National Park to celebrate National Park Week April 19-27, 2014!

Events
The theme of this year's National Park Celebration is Go Wild. This is easy to do at Petrified Forest, as the park has many thousands of acres to explore! Of particular note are our new Off the Beaten Path hikes. Come and enjoy an off-trail adventure of your choosing, with more information found at: http://www.nps.gov/pefo/off-the-beaten-path.htm

Sat Apr 19:
All day: free entry into the park
10 am–4 pm: Cultural Demonstration at Painted Desert Inn: Teddy and Rebecca Goodluck, Navajo silversmith

Sun Apr 20:
All day: free entry into the park
10 am–4 pm: Cultural Demonstration at Painted Desert Inn: Alberta and Weaver Selina, Hopi basket weaver and silversmith

Fri Apr 25:
10 am–4 pm: Cultural Demonstration at Painted Desert Inn: Justin Morris, Navajo silversmith

Sat Apr 26:
All day: Calling all kids! Pick up a free special Junior Ranger activity bag (while supplies last) at Painted Desert Visitor Center or Rainbow Forest Museum. Inside the bag: coloring pages and crayons, a flat ranger to send to other parks, a Junior Ranger activity booklet, and a special passport for finding four special stamps hidden throughout the park. Earn a badge and patch by completing the activity booklet
10 am–4 pm: Cultural Demonstration at Painted Desert Inn: Teddy and Rebecca Goodluck, Navajo silversmiths
7 pm: Stories in the Star program at Tiponi Point—watch the sunset, hear star stories, and naked-eye stargazing.

Sun Apr 27:
10 am–4 pm: Cultural Demonstration at Painted Desert Inn: Justin Morris, Navajo silversmith

Did You Know?

sunflowers

From early Spring through the end of Summer, wildflowers at Petrified Forest National Park can be as colorful as the petrified wood. More...