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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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.

Petrified Forest National Park is beginning to increase recreational access to the park road, trails and wilderness

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Petrified Forest National Park is increasing recreational access and other services through a multi phased approach.

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IMG_9387 Badlands from Blue Mesa

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Petrified Forest National Park - Agate Tree

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Petrified Forest National Park - Agate Tree

In the summer of 1981, we visited Petrified Forest National Park.

Agate Bridge is a 110-foot long petrified log forming a natural bridge. In 1917 the concrete span was added for support.

Petrified Forest National Monument (now the National Park) was established in 1906 to preserve the bridge.

Petrified Forest National Park - Agate Tree

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Petrified Forest National Park - Agate Tree

In the summer of 1981, we visited Petrified Forest National Park.

Agate Bridge is a 110-foot long petrified log forming a natural bridge. In 1917 the concrete span was added for support.

Petrified Forest National Monument (now the National Park) was established in 1906 to preserve the bridge.

Passage Through the Painted Desert

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Passage Through the Painted Desert

In the Petrified Forest National Park

“In the desert you can remember your name ‘Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain”

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“In the desert you can remember your name ‘Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain”

In the middle of the desert I thought that it fitted to use a quote from the song, A Horse with No Name by America as the Bnsf intermodal train goes flying through the desert with in Petrified Forest National Park.

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BNSF 7530 ES44DC (H3)
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What used to be the Santa Fe railroad

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What used to be the Santa Fe railroad

A Bnsf rail train cuts through the desert in the Petrified Forest National Park.

BNSF 6919 ES44C4 (H3)
BNSF 4158 C44-9W (H2)

Petrified Wood, Rock Formations and Desert Landscape, Blue Mesa Area - Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

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Nature's Beauty in the Petrified Forest National Park

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Nature's Beauty in the Petrified Forest National Park

Rock Formations and Desert Landcape, Blue Mesa Area - Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

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