Park Fun

Visiting Petrified Forest National Park? Cool! Check out these fun things to do while you are in the park.

Junior Ranger Tigran shows off his badges and certificate

Become a Junior Ranger

Earn a badge by completing activities. There are different kinds of jr. rangers. Learn about them all.

Family enjoying the view of the Painted Desert from Tiponi Point

Go Sightseeing

There are lots of things to see up and down the park road.

Family enjoying the view of the Painted Desert from the Rim Trail

Walk Trails

Stretch your legs on one or all of the hiking trails.

Family enjoying petrified wood along Giant Logs Trail

Hunt for Treasure

See if you can find all the geocaches hidden in the park.

Kid on Jasper Forest hike among badlands and petrified wood

Hike in the Backcountry

Get off trail and wander through badlands. Here are suggested hikes.

Two kids play in the faux dig at Rainbow Forest Museum

Visit the Museums

Bones are spilling out of the ground at Petrified Forest. Become a mini paleontologist! Check out Triassic animal skeletons.

Ranger showing kids some of the park activities

Talk to a Ranger

You may catch a ranger in a visitor center, on trail, or during a Ranger Program.

Alice demonstrates traditional Navajo weaving for family

Meet an Artist

Artists-in-Residence give talks and walks. Cultural Demonstrators show you how they make traditional crafts.

Last updated: April 5, 2023

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Mailing Address:

Petrified Forest National Park
P.O. Box 2217

Petrified Forest, AZ 86028-2217


928 524-6228

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