Guided Tours

Hikers heading into Jasper Forest
Off the Beaten Path Jasper Forest Hike

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Guided Activities

In normal years, special programs will be offered throughout the year! However, guided programs are on hold this year. Events will be placed on the searchable Calendar, as well as our social media pages (scroll down on any page to the links on the lower right).

Keep an eye out for roving rangers and volunteers in popular areas like Puerco Pueblo, Crystal Forest, and Giant Logs for on-the-spot information.

 
Ongoing Program Schedule
All are welcome and all programs are included with normal park admission unless otherwise indicated. Need further information? Contact (928) 524-6228

Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Paleontology Lab Demonstrations
Inquire at the Painted Desert Visitor Center
Join a fossil preparator as they work on fossil specimens discovered in the park.

 
Junior rangers speak with a ranger
Junior Rangers speak with Ranger Lauren

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Daily Fun
Find Your Park
findyourpark.com/share
Anytime

Celebrate the National Park Service’s Centennial by sharing your own story! Browse the official Find Your Park website for inspiration, then upload your own song, photo, painting, poem, dance, video – anything you’d like to share about your visit.

Geocaching
Selected locations throughout the park
During park hours

Geocaching is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking virtual ‘treasure’, and anyone with a GPS device can play! There are several self-guided geocaches at Petrified Forest National Park where a hidden container can be found and a log book signed. For more information on geocaching, visit Geocaching.com.

Junior Ranger Program
Pick up a booklet at any park Visitor Center
During park hours

Junior Rangers explore, learn about, and protect their national parks! Fun activities engage young visitors at Petrified Forest and are rewarded with a badge and patch by finishing this booklet.

Junior Paleontologist Program
Pick up a booklet at any park Visitor Center
During park hours

Explore the ways paleontologists work, learn about Earth's history, and protect our national parks, including fossils and the rocks in which they are found! Earn a special paleontology badge by finishing this booklet.

 
Participants in Field Institute
Dig with a paleontologist

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Petrified Forest Field Institute

Petrified Forest Field Institute is proud to offer guided tours and field classes exploring fun and compelling subjects lead by world class guides and experts.
https://www.petrifiedforestfieldinstitute.org/
 
Cellist at Blue Mesa
Cellist at Blue Mesa

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Artist-in-Residence Program

In the Artist-in-Residence Program selected artists spend time living and working in the park, sharing their experiences with visitors.

Last updated: July 12, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 Park Road, #2217
Petrified Forest, AZ 86028

Phone:

(928) 524-6228

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