Petrified Forest is a very pet friendly national park! Please take your furry friends on trails, even backpacking in the wilderness area. Do remember for the safety of you and your pet to follow the regulations.1. Pets may be left tied to an object under the following conditions:
3. Pets are not allowed in government and public buildings (even if carried). This restriction does not apply to service dogs/animals or those used by sight or hearing impaired individuals. Pets are allowed in all other areas of the park, including the wilderness area, as long as the areas are not indicated as closed by the Superintendent's Compendium.
4.Pets must be restrained by leash (maximum of six feet) at all times they are outside of a vehicle in the park.
Don't allow your pet to interact with wild park animals-nor should you! They can carry disease or will attempt to protect themselves. Also don't let your pet investigate dead animals, nests, or burrows. Make your visit a safe and happy experience!
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.