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 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

Petrified Wood

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Petrified Wood

Petrified Wood. Longitudinal cross-section of a coniferous tree, probably Araucarioxylon arizonicum. The long-extinct species thrived during the Late Triassic period about 210-215 million years ago.Petrified Forest National Park. Apache Co., Arizona.

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