Petrified Forest National ParkDetails

Petrified Forest National Park is famous for its epic and ancient fallen trees that date back around 225 million years ago during the Late Triassic Period.

Petrified Forest National Park is spread over an area of 146,930 lands and is located in Navajo and Apache counties in northeastern Arizona. The nearest city to the park is Holbrook.

Established as a national park in 1962 and a national monument in 1906, the Petrified Forest National Park is a treasure chest full of sparkling petrified wood, the foliaceous rock formations, and spectacular colors of Painted Desert.

When you visit the park, don’t forget to see Newspaper Rock, Blue Mesa, Rainbow Forest, Rainbow Forest Museum, Puerco Pueblo, Crystal Forest Loop, Giant Logs Loop, Devil’s Playground, Martha’s Butte, and Agate Bridge.

Best Time to Visit Petrified Forest National Park


If you want to see the picture of the beautiful landscape canvas which thunderstorms have drawn, then summer is the best month to visit. wonderful wildflowers bloom in October, so it is surely a great time to visit for seeing splendid views of it.

Fall attracts larger crowds due to milder temperature, and less precipitation. Winter will increase the beauty of the painted desert because of its glittering snow. Even though Spring is a great time to visit the desert but it will be quite windy.

Wish to know about geological hoodoos, plan a tour to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to carry

Here are the things to carry while visiting the Petrified Forest national plant.

Precautionary Equipment

Carry first aid kit, electrolyte powder, sunscreen, and water bottles.


Wear hiking shoes with a firm grip and good sole for comfortable hiking.

Hydration Park

Stay hydrated by carrying a hydration pack or a one-quart water bottle.

Tips before Visiting

  • Visit the park early in the morning to avoid the crowd and extreme heat.
  • As its a desert, don’t forget to drink water regularly. Also, Apply sunscreen.
  • There are no camping or lodging options inside the park.
  • Restrooms in the park are limited and there are signs that will give information regarding the miles of the location of the restrooms distanced from each other.

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