Guided Tours

Ranger Katie giving a Living Park Program to a group of people in the tree-shaded plaza
Katie giving a Living Park Program


Ranger Guided Activities

October Events and Programs (pdf 4051 kb)

October 12: National Fossil Day (pdf 1519 kb)

October 15: International Archeology Day (pdf 1550 kb)

Special programs will be offered throughout this Centennial Year! Check the searchable Calendar, as well as our social media pages.

Ranger Guided Programs are available seasonally and as staffing allows, but our staff is always roving the park. Keep an eye out for roving rangers in popular areas like Puerco Pueblo, Crystal Forest, and Giant Logs for on-the-spot information.

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


Daily Fun

Cultural Demonstrations
Daily 10am-4pm
Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark

Find Your Park
Anytime at
Celebrate the National Park Service's Centennial by sharing your story!

Geocaching and Earthcaching
Selected locations during park hours
Worldwide game of hiding and seeking virtual 'treasure', and anyone with a GPS device can play!

Junior Ranger Programs
Anytime during park hours. (Pick-up a booklet at any park Visitor Center) Junior Rangers explore, learn about, and protect their National Parks!

Junior Paleontologist Program
Anytime during park hours.(Pick-up a booklet at any park Visitor Center)
Explore the ways Paleontologist work, learn about Earth's history, and protect our national parks!

Painted Desert Inn Tour
Anytime between 9am-4pm
Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark

Participants in Field Institute
Dig with a paleontologist


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.

See for more. Or click here to go directly to their class schedule.

Cellist at Blue Mesa
Cellist at Blue Mesa


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.

Navajo Rug Weavers
Navajo rug weavers


Cultural Demonstrators

The park hosts regional cultural demonstrators throughout the year, coordinated by the park's partner Petrified Forest Museum Association. Calendar is available here.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 Park Road, PO Box 2217
Petrified Forest, AZ 86028


(928) 524-6228

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