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 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.

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.

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.

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)...

Petrified Forest National Park Photos

Route 66 crossing in Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

A. R. Bell posted a photo:

Route 66 crossing in Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

The line of telephone poles in the background mark the path of the old Route 66 where it went through the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.

just another Petrifiied Log

-JRL- Photo's posted a photo:

just another Petrifiied Log

this specimen is perhaps 24-30 inches in diameter. Very beautiful colors.

1932 Studebaker. Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

A. R. Bell posted a photo:

1932 Studebaker. Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

This car is next to the road through the park, Marking the spot where the old Route 66 came through the park.

Love this Place

-JRL- Photo's posted a photo:

Love this Place

another view of the painted desert inn, this time from the back.
One of the very first of its type located along historic route 66. Now an historic landmark and a visitor center for the NPS.

The Red Planet

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The Red Planet

The painted desert at Petrified National Park, Az.

Blue Mesa trail in Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park / Painted Desert on a sunny summer day, showing the rock's beautiful colors

m01229 posted a photo:

Blue Mesa trail in Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park / Painted Desert on a sunny summer day, showing the rock's beautiful colors

Blue Mesa trail in Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park / Painted Desert on a sunny summer day, showing the rock's beautiful colors

Lots of petrified wood logs in the sunshine of Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona

m01229 posted a photo:

Lots of petrified wood logs in the sunshine of Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona

Lots of petrified wood logs in the sunshine of Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona

View of the vast arid dry desert of Petrified Forest National Park and the Painted Desert of Arizona in Four Corners area. Room for text

m01229 posted a photo:

View of the vast arid dry desert of Petrified Forest National Park and the Painted Desert of Arizona in Four Corners area. Room for text

View of the vast arid dry desert of Petrified Forest National Park and the Painted Desert of Arizona in Four Corners area. Room for text

Blue Mesa trail in Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park / Painted Desert on a sunny summer day, showing the rock's beautiful colors

m01229 posted a photo:

Blue Mesa trail in Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park / Painted Desert on a sunny summer day, showing the rock's beautiful colors

Blue Mesa trail in Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park / Painted Desert on a sunny summer day, showing the rock's beautiful colors

View of the vast arid dry desert of Petrified Forest National Park and the Painted Desert of Arizona in Four Corners area. Logs everywhere

m01229 posted a photo:

View of the vast arid dry desert of Petrified Forest National Park and the Painted Desert of Arizona in Four Corners area. Logs everywhere

View of the vast arid dry desert of Petrified Forest National Park and the Painted Desert of Arizona in Four Corners area. Logs everywhere

Blue Mesa trail in Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park / Painted Desert on a sunny summer day, showing the rock's beautiful colors

m01229 posted a photo:

Blue Mesa trail in Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park / Painted Desert on a sunny summer day, showing the rock's beautiful colors

Blue Mesa trail in Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park / Painted Desert on a sunny summer day, showing the rock's beautiful colors

Blue Mesa trail in Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park / Painted Desert on a sunny summer day, showing the rock's beautiful colors

m01229 posted a photo:

Blue Mesa trail in Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park / Painted Desert on a sunny summer day, showing the rock's beautiful colors

Blue Mesa trail in Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park / Painted Desert on a sunny summer day, showing the rock's beautiful colors

Pieces of petrified wood split that has now turned the prehistroic log into crystal stone minerals at the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona

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Pieces of petrified wood split that has now turned the prehistroic log into crystal stone minerals at the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona

Pieces of petrified wood split that has now turned the prehistroic log into crystal stone minerals at the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona

Dry, barren, cracked soil of the Petrified Forest National Park and Painted Desert in Arizona USA

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Dry, barren, cracked soil of the Petrified Forest National Park and Painted Desert in Arizona USA

Dry, barren, cracked soil of the Petrified Forest National Park and Painted Desert in Arizona USA

Petrified Wood / Petrified Forest National Park

Ron Wolf posted a photo:

Petrified Wood / Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Wood. The logs are the fossilized remains of a coniferous tree, probably Araucarioxylon arizonicum. The long-extinct species thrived during the Late Triassic period about 210-215 million years ago. This log iss weathering out of the Chinle Formation. Petrified Forest National Park. Apache Co., Arizona.

Fit attractive active woman looks out onto the Blue Mesa Trail at the Petrified Forest National Park in the Arizona Desert. Woman is wearing leggings and white t-shirt

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Fit attractive active woman looks out onto the Blue Mesa Trail at the Petrified Forest National Park in the Arizona Desert. Woman is wearing leggings and white t-shirt

Fit attractive active woman looks out onto the Blue Mesa Trail at the Petrified Forest National Park in the Arizona Desert. Woman is wearing leggings and white t-shirt

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Petrified Forest National Park. Arizona. Dinosaur. Fossil. Petrified Wood. Black and White.

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Petrified Forest National Park. Arizona. Dinosaur. Fossil. Petrified Wood. Black and White.

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Petrified Forest National Park. Arizona. Dinosaur. Fossil. Petrified Wood. Black and White.

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Petrified Forest National Park. Arizona. Dinosaur. Fossil. Petrified Wood. Black and White.