A Place for Discovery

Yes! We are open!

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 into areas never open before such as Red Basin. There are new exhibits that bring the stories to life. Come rediscover Petrified Forest!

Two hikers walk amidst gray, blue, and purple badlands along a trail

Walking Trails

Take a trail to really see Petrified, from the 0.3 mile loop at Puerco Pueblo to the 2.6 mile trail to Agate House and Long Logs.

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.

Under a dark, stormy sky, sunlight highlights red badlands of the Painted Desert

The Park Movie

Links to watch the park's official movie.

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.

Hikers cast tiny shadows in the Petrified Forest National Wilderness Area

Hike the Wilderness

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

Last updated: August 19, 2020

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Mailing Address:

1 Park Road, #2217
Petrified Forest, AZ 86028


(928) 524-6228

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