Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park Tours and Tickets

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Featuring a colorful desert landscape with significant deposits of petrified wood from the late Triassic period, Petrified Forest National Park is an Arizona treasure. Highlights include the Painted Desert badlands that cover the northern area, Blue Mesa Road Loop, and Newspaper Rock, covered with ancient petroglyphs.

  • Arizona, 86028

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What are people saying about Petrified Forest National Park

Joanne_M, Nov 2023
We were able to cover the entire park without missing any sights
Crystal Forest was our favorite walk. We were able to see crystals and an abundant view of the petrified wood up close.
George_V, Nov 2023
Fantasy day in Petrified Forest National Park
Blue Messa. Petroglyphs. Crystal Forest. Awesome experience! I would encourage a trip to this National Park. The audio tour is very helpful and gives you tons of good information!
Hector_G, Apr 2023
great petrified forest and surrounding areas experience
The guide that drive us knew what he was talking about, walked with us at all the stops explaining what needed to be seen . The tour was very well planned and he was friendly and approachable . I highly recommend this specific tour company
David_N, Feb 2023
Wonderful and Educational
The guide Connor showed us everything and was knowledgeable about every subject about the tour. The Petrified Forest should not be missed. Beautiful views and not crowded.
People Also Ask
Q:What is the best time of year to visit Petrified Forest National Park?
A:The best time to visit Petrified Forest National Park is fall, particularly October–November when the weather isn’t too hot or cold and there’s less rain. The summer months can be super crowded (and rainy). If chilly weather doesn’t bother you, winter is the slow season. Wildflowers bloom in spring.
Q:How many days do you need in Petrified Forest National Park?
A:You only need one full day to explore Petrified Forest National Park near Holbrook, Arizona. The park’s smaller size makes it easy to see its highlights in about eight hours. You can drive and hike the park on your own or take a tour for a guided adventure.
Q:Is it worth going to Petrified Forest National Park?
A:Yes, it’s worth going to Petrified Forest National Park. Planning your visit is key, especially if you’re staying in the Holbrook or Chambers areas of Arizona. You can either take a scenic drive through the park or hike into the park and stop at main highlights and viewpoints.
Q:Are there bears in Petrified Forest National Park?
A:No, there aren’t bears that regularly inhabit Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park, although there have been reports of black bears at times. The animals you’ll most likely see in the park include coyotes, elk, mule deer, foxes, bobcats, gophers, mice, porcupines, badgers, and bats, as well as reptiles and birds.
Q:What not to miss at Petrified Forest National Park?
A:There are a few things that you won’t want to miss during your visit to Petrified Forest National Park. The top attractions include the Rainbow Forest Museum, Crystal Forest Trail loop, Tepees South Pullout, Blue Mesa Trail, ruins on Puerco Pueblo Trail, and petroglyphs at Newspaper Rock.
Q:Are there snakes in Petrified Forest National Park?
A:Yes, snakes do live in Petrified Forest National Park—in fact, the park is home to prairie rattlesnakes and California kingsnakes, as well as the nocturnal Chihuahuan nightsnake. There are also many types of lizards and toads that call the park home. Monarch butterflies have a natural habitat here, too.