Did you know that Petrified Forest is more spectacular than ever? While the park has all the wonders known for a century, there are many new adventures and discoveries to share. There are backcountry hikes into areas never open before such as Red Basin and little known areas like the Martha's Butte. There are new exhibits that bring the stories to life. Come rediscover Petrified Forest!
A Place for Discovery
Off the Beaten Path Hikes
Hoodoos are natural stone towers at Devil's Playground, one of the Off the Beaten Path routes featuring the backcountry of the park.
A backpacker enjoys twilight in the Petrified Forest National Wilderness Area
Every Kid in a Park
Hey fourth graders! See America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free.
Artists-in-Residence spend time in the park, becoming inspired, to create new pieces representing the unique beauty and wonder.