Entrance Sign with Star Trails in a Night Sky
Entrance Sign with Star Trails in a Night Sky

NPS/Jacob Holgerson


Petrified Forest National Park has many places of historic and cultural significance. The entire landscape has cultural significance, but below are some specific sites to visit and explore.

Painted Desert Community Complex
Painted Desert Inn
Petrified Forest National Wilderness Area
Route 66 Alignment
Puerco Pueblo
Newspaper Rock
Agate Bridge
Rainbow Forest
Agate House


National Register of Historic Places:
Agate House Pueblo, added 1975
Painted Desert Inn, added 1975
Flattop Site, added 1976
Newspaper Rock Petroglyphs Archeological District, added 1976
Painted Desert Petroglyphs and Ruins Archeological District, added 1976
Puerco Ruin and Petroglyphs, added 1976
Twin Buttes Archeological District, added 1976
Thirty-Fifth Parallel Route, added 1977 (also known as Beale Camel Trail)
Painted Desert Inn added 1987 as a national historic landmark
Petrified Forest Bridge, added 1998 (also known as Rio Puerco Bridge)
Painted Desert Community Complex Historic District, added 2005

Last updated: January 8, 2023

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Petrified Forest National Park
P.O. Box 2217

Petrified Forest, AZ 86028-2217


928 524-6228

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