Operating Hours & Seasons

The park is open year round except Christmas, December 25.
Petrified Forest National Park is open at different hours during the year. Hour Changes (times are Mountain Standard year round-this area does not observe Daylight Saving):

Park Road Hours
Open 8am-5pm year round, with extended hours as staffing permits.

Visitor Centers Hours
Painted Desert Visitor Center and Rainbow Forest Museum & Visitor Center
Open 8am-5pm year round, with extended hours as staffing permits.

Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark Hours
Daily 9am to 4pm

Note: Arizona does not observe Daylight Saving Time, remaining on Mountain Standard Time year-round. For example, in the summer months, during Daylight Saving Time, the time in Arizona and California is the same, with New Mexico and the Navajo Reservation one hour ahead.

 
Puerco and Mesa Fall Cottonwoods
Puerco and Mesa Fall Cottonwoods

NPS/Hallie Larsen

Last updated: February 8, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 Park Road, #2217
Petrified Forest, AZ 86028

Phone:

(928) 524-6228

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