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
Starting Sunday, October 28, the park is open 8am-5pm, including the visitor centers.

Visitor Centers Hours
Painted Desert Visitor Center and Rainbow Forest Museum & Visitor Center are open 8am-5pm.

Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark Hours
Daily 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


Last updated: October 27, 2018

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Mailing Address:

1 Park Road, #2217
Petrified Forest, AZ 86028


(928) 524-6228

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