A Place for Discovery

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!

Visitors surround a touch table to listen to Ranger Jack

Guided Programs, Activities, & Event

Visit the paleo lab, explore the backcountry with a knowledgeable guide, or discover the skills of a cultural demonstrator...

Hikers explore the route to Red Basin through colorful badlands

Explore the Backcountry

Download the description for hiking various routes in the park's backcountry.

Cathy looks at fossils under the microscope as she prepares them.

Science in the Park

From dirt to display, Petrified Forest is a world class site for paleontology and other sciences in the field.

Volunteer John is out flying kites with kids

Volunteer!

Join an elite group of wonderful people who help share the park with the public.

Taking a walk with the dogs at Jasper Forest

Going to the Dogs: Pets in the Park

Learn more about the BARK Ranger program and other pet related information.

Backpackers enjoys spending the night in the Petrified Forest National Wilderness Area

Get Wild! Go Backpacking

Backpack into the Petrified Forest National Wilderness Area and discover a landscape and night skies enjoyed by only a fraction of visitors.

Last updated: December 12, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 Park Road, #2217
Petrified Forest, AZ 86028

Phone:

(928) 524-6228

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