Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Best known for globally significant Late Triassic fossils, the park attracts geologists, paleontologists, archeologists, historians, and biologists, just to name a few. The park is also haven for those searching for scenic vistas, wilderness, hiking, dark skies, and beautiful, vast landscapes. Discover your own passion at Petrified Forest!

Petrified Forest National Park Info


Petrified Forest National Park

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News

Petrified Forest National Park Achieves International Dark Sky Park Status

The National Park Service and International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) are pleased to announce that Petrified Forest National Park has been officially designated as an International Dark Sky Park.

Fire Restriction Order Lifted at Petrified Forest National Park

Based on significant recent summer monsoon moisture, Superintendent Brad Traver has announced the lifting of Stage II Fire Restrictions at Petrified Forest National Park effective immediately.

The Earliest Equatorial Frogs Reported from Triassic Rocks at Petrified Forest National Park

In a research article published today in Biology Letters, a collaborative group of paleontologists from Virginia Tech, the Florida Museum of Natural History, and Petrified Forest National Park, led by Dr. Michelle Stocker, announced new discoveries that represent the oldest fossil frogs in North America.

Petrified Forest National Park Photos

Alien Landscape: Petrified Forest National Park

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Exotic-looking badlands viewed from the Historic Blue Forest Trail in Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Artist's Palette Mound

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In the Painted Desert / Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Lacey Point

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Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified logs dot the landscape everywhere.

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Petrified logs dot the landscape everywhere.

Painted Desert

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Painted Desert

Colors in the painted desert vary widely with location and with the sun.

Painted Desert

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Painted Desert

Colors in the painted desert vary widely with location and with the sun.

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Information signs at an overlook of the painted desert

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Some polished slabs of petrified wood in the Painted Desert Visitor Center

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Some polished slabs of petrified wood in the Painted Desert Visitor Center

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Painted Desert

Map of the park road through the Painted desert and the Petrified forest. Take the park road about 30 miles South, exiting at the Petrified Forest visitor center and then take 180 back to I-40.

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We took a couple of hours to explore Arizona's Painted Desert and Petrified Forest. Quite impressive.

Painted Desert

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Painted Desert

We took a couple of hours to explore Arizona's Painted Desert and Petrified Forest. Quite impressive.

Painted Desert

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Painted Desert

We took a couple of hours to explore Arizona's Painted Desert and Petrified Forest. Quite impressive.

Painted Desert

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Painted Desert

We took a couple of hours to explore Arizona's Painted Desert and Petrified Forest. Quite impressive.

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