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!

Hoodoos are natural stone towers at Devil's Playground

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.

Ranger leading a group into the wilderness area of red badlands

Guided Programs, Activities, and Events

A ranger leads a group into the Painted Desert

Students join a paleontologist in the field excavating fossils.

Education

Students join a paleontologist in the field excavating fossils.

A backpacker enjoys twilight in the wilderness overlooking the Painted Desert

Backpacking

A backpacker enjoys twilight in the Petrified Forest National Wilderness Area

Father and son overlook the Painted Desert

Every Kid in a Park

Hey fourth graders! See America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free.

Artist stands with his massive pottery

Artist-in-Residence Program

Artists-in-Residence spend time in the park, becoming inspired, to create new pieces representing the unique beauty and wonder.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 Park Road, PO Box 2217
Petrified Forest, AZ 86028

Phone:

(928) 524-6228

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