Plan Your Visit
Petrified Forest is a surprising place, offering far more than the world renowned petrified logs. You can see so much just from your car and a few stops at overlooks. Imagine what you can see by walking one of the short maintained trails or even hiking into the backcountry along one of the Off the Beaten Path routes! There are fossils, badlands, buttes and mesas, ancient petroglyphs, wildlife and wildflowers, and vast vistas for more than a hundred miles! If you are craving some quiet solitude, the Painted Desert is perfect for hiking and contemplation.
Where to begin? This "Plan Your Visit" section has all kinds of helpful tips.
Directions & Transportation
Eating & Sleeping
Places to Go
Things To Do
Last updated: February 26, 2016