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.

On Sunday, June 17 the park will be opened 7am-6pm, including the visitor centers. The Painted Desert Inn will be open 9am-4pm. The Inn will also be partially closed due to maintenance in June.

Visitor Centers Hours
Painted Desert Visitor Center and Rainbow Forest Museum & Visitor Center
Open 8am-5pm year round, with extended hours as staffing permits. On Sunday, June 17 the park will be opened 7am-6pm.

Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark Hours
Daily 9am to 4:30pm
On Sunday, June 17 the inn will be opened 9am-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.

 
Many colored wildflowers in the backcountry
Many colored wildflowers in the backcountry

NPS

Last updated: June 13, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 Park Road, #2217
Petrified Forest, AZ 86028

Phone:

(928) 524-6228

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