Petrified Forest National Park is an area of extremely interesting science and scenic wonders. Before many years, this park that is in Northern Arizona was covered with vegetation and flourishing trees. But the volcanic lava destroyed the whole forest and the remaining things were formed into volcanic ash and water.
The Petrified Forest National Park offers Red Basin, rocky cliffs, and backcountry hikes. Most of the visitors who come here enjoy the cultural demonstrations. It contains the world’s largest, most popular, and colorful concentrations of petrified wood, portions of the painted desert, archeological sites, multi-hued badlands of the Chinle Formation, and displays of 225 million-year-old fossils.
Activities to do in the Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest National Park provides many outdoor activities and the best way to enjoy this park on foot. The hiking trails which are designated range from less than half a mile to three miles and from each trail you have a great view of the painted desert. You can also move ahead towards the wilderness area by burro, horse, mule, or you can also do a backpacking trip in the night through the park. You can also enjoy the activities in this national park like:
- Orient Yourself at the Visitor Centers
- Go on a hike
- See the Highlights Along a Scenic Drive
- Go Geocaching
- Explore the Park by Bicycle or Horseback
- Time Your Visit with an Event
Lodging and Camping
There are many places to live near the Petrified Forest National Park that includes Arizona and Holbrook. You can also stay in Flagstaff or in Winslow which is in the west or in Showlow or Pinetop Lakeside which is in the South.
Pricing and the Time
Petrified Forest National Park will be opened daily, year-round. It will be closed only on Christmas day.
Entrance Fees :
- Per Vehicle: $25/7-day pass
- Individual/Bicycle: $15/person
- Motorcycle: $15