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!

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Petrified Forest National Park

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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 Will Increase Entrance Fees Beginning January 1, 2020

Starting on January 1, 2020, Petrified Forest National Park will increase entrance fees for visitors in order to fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the park.

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Ironwood

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Petrified wood strewn throughout the Petrified Forest National Park near Holbrook, Arizona
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Blue Mesa (Color)

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Introduction to Painted Desert

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Introduction to Painted Desert

The first stop in the Petrified Forest National Park is Tiponi Point, which looks northeast, parallel to Interstate 40. It's a stark, stunning landscape in this high desert of Arizona.

Petrified logs

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Petrified Forest National Park; Arizona.

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Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, USA

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Painted desert and petrified logs seen from Blue Mesa


Petrified Forest National Park in Navajo and Apache counties in Arizona. was named for its large deposits of petrified wood. It emcompasses semi-desert shrub steppe as well as highly eroded and colorful badlands.

The Petrified Forest is known for its fossils, especially fallen trees that lived in the Late Triassic Epoch, about 225 million years ago. The sediments containing the fossil logs are part of the widespread and colorful Chinle Formation, from which the Painted Desert gets its name.

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, USA

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Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, USA

Petrified Forest National Park in Navajo and Apache counties in Arizona. was named for its large deposits of petrified wood. It emcompasses semi-desert shrub steppe as well as highly eroded and colorful badlands.

The Petrified Forest is known for its fossils, especially fallen trees that lived in the Late Triassic Epoch, about 225 million years ago. The sediments containing the fossil logs are part of the widespread and colorful Chinle Formation, from which the Painted Desert gets its name.

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, USA

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Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, USA

petrified logs

Petrified Forest National Park in Navajo and Apache counties in Arizona. was named for its large deposits of petrified wood. It emcompasses semi-desert shrub steppe as well as highly eroded and colorful badlands.

The Petrified Forest is known for its fossils, especially fallen trees that lived in the Late Triassic Epoch, about 225 million years ago. The sediments containing the fossil logs are part of the widespread and colorful Chinle Formation, from which the Painted Desert gets its name.

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, USA

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Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, USA

petrified logs

Petrified Forest National Park in Navajo and Apache counties in Arizona. was named for its large deposits of petrified wood. It emcompasses semi-desert shrub steppe as well as highly eroded and colorful badlands.

The Petrified Forest is known for its fossils, especially fallen trees that lived in the Late Triassic Epoch, about 225 million years ago. The sediments containing the fossil logs are part of the widespread and colorful Chinle Formation, from which the Painted Desert gets its name.

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, USA

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Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, USA

petrified logs

Petrified Forest National Park in Navajo and Apache counties in Arizona. was named for its large deposits of petrified wood. It emcompasses semi-desert shrub steppe as well as highly eroded and colorful badlands.

The Petrified Forest is known for its fossils, especially fallen trees that lived in the Late Triassic Epoch, about 225 million years ago. The sediments containing the fossil logs are part of the widespread and colorful Chinle Formation, from which the Painted Desert gets its name.

IMG_9863 Guided Backcountry Hike: Blue Mesa Walkabout

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IMG_9863 Guided Backcountry Hike: Blue Mesa Walkabout

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IMG_9760 Guided Backcountry Hike: Blue Mesa Walkabout

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IMG_9794 Guided Backcountry Hike: Blue Mesa Walkabout

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