A Place for Discovery

Park Hours: 8am to 5pm, MST
No reservations needed.

Did you know that Petrified Forest is perfect for exploration and discovery? While the park has all the wonders known for a century, there are many new adventures and discoveries to share. There are backcountry hikes such as Red Basin. There are new exhibits that bring the stories to life. Come rediscover Petrified Forest!

Things to do such as touring and trails with multiple images of people in the park.

Things to Do

There are many things to do in the park--overlooks, short trails, paleo lab, backcountry hikes--for different interests and abilities.

Image of the tepees during twilight with directions and a map.


Depending on your direction of travel you can enter and exit the park in two different ways.

Pets with their people, welcome for leashed pets.

We are Pet Friendly!

·Bag your pet’s poop. ·Always keep your pet on a leash. ·Respect wildlife. ·Know where you can go.

Hiker on the Rim Trail with trail info text

Walk a Trail

Maintained trails are easy, paved or graveled, from 0.3 to 2.6 miles, great for all ages and abilities.

Last updated: July 4, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Petrified Forest National Park
P.O. Box 2217

Petrified Forest, AZ 86028


(928) 524-6228

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