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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Fire Restriction Order at Petrified Forest National Park

Pursuant to regulations of the Department of Interior, Title 16, Sections 3 and 36 Code of Federal Regulations, subsections 1.5 Closure and public use limits (a) (2), 2.13 Fires (c), 2.21 Smoking (a), and 2.38 Explosives (b)...

Celebrate Dinosaur Day Wednesday June 6 at Petrified Forest National Park

Help us celebrate the 33nd anniversary of Gertie’s flight by watching films, enjoying a variety of hands-on activities to include handling real fossils, hiking, and roving to understand and appreciate late Triassic era fossils found in the rock formations of Petrified Forest National Park.

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.

Petrified Forest National Park Photos

Petroglyphs / Petrified Forest National Park

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Petroglyphs / Petrified Forest National Park

Petroglyphs made by Native Americans. These images are part of a large, densely-covered panel on a garage-size boulder that the Park Service calls Newspaper Rock. Petrified Forest National Park. Apache Co., Arizona.

Petroglyphs / Petrified Forest National Park

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Petroglyphs / Petrified Forest National Park

Petroglyphs made by Native Americans. These images are part of a large, densely-covered panel on a garage-size boulder that the Park Service calls Newspaper Rock. Petrified Forest National Park. Apache Co., Arizona.

Sundown on the Rocks, Petrified Forest National Park

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Sundown on the Rocks, Petrified Forest National Park

The radiant Arizona sun casts its last light on an ancient sandstone formation in Petrified Forest National Park.

Petrified Detail from the Painted Desert

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Petrified Detail from the Painted Desert

Petrified Forest National Park is a United States National Park that is in eastern Arizona, in the Southwest region. The park takes its name from the remnants of ancient trees which have been transformed into brilliantly colored minerals through a series of geological processes.

Petrified Forest was set aside as a national monument in 1906 to preserve and protect the petrified wood for its scientific value. The monument became a national park in 1962, and legislation passed in 2004 more than doubled the park's area from 93,533 acres to 218,533 acres.

Petrified Forest National Park features one of the world's largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood, the multi-hued badlands of the Chinle Formation known as the Painted Desert, historic structures, archeological sites, and displays of 225 million-year-old fossils. The park is now recognized as protecting the best representation of the Late Triassic Period in the world, and on average paleontologists discover about two new animal species each year. Arizona, United States.

Petrified Forest National Park. Arizona

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Petrified Forest National Park. Arizona

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Petrified Forest National Park. Arizona

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