5 HIKES TO DO IN THE PETRIFIED FOREST THAT ARE UNDER A MILE!

-Painted Rim Trail: Capture the glory of Arizona’s famous Painted Desert as your head down the Painted Rim Trail. Starting at Tawa Point, this ~ 1mil trail has you winding down a quick and easy path next to the road.

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Park Information

When to go: Spring and Fall are the best times to visit the park when daytime temperatures are a little easier in the hot Arizona heat.

Park Information: Unlike most other U.S. National Parks, the Petrified Forest has a specific opening and closing hours. You actually can not be in the park during these hours, and park rangers will escort you out if they find you in the park at closing time.

Camping: There are no developed campgrounds or lodges in the park. Backcountry camping is available with required permits.

Length of Stay: Looking at a map or even a quick Google search, it may look like there is not much to do at Petrified Forest National Park, but in fact, you can spend a lot of time in the park getting lost in the many colors.

Don’t Be That Guy. Do not take any petrified wood with you that you’ve collected from the park. If you do want to take home a piece as a souvenir, stop at one of the stories located just outside the south entrance of the park.

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Other things to do around the park:

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