Lodging is not available within the park, but numerous hotels can be found in the towns of Holbrook (30 minutes west), Flagstaff (1.5 hours west), and Gallup (1 hour east).
There are no organized campgrounds within the park. Some of the souvenir shops located just outside of the park's southern entrance will allow camping or overnight parking on their properties as long as you purchase at least one item from them.
For those who wish to stay overnight in the park's wilderness area, a free permit must be obtained at More...
Note that Petrified Forest National Park is only open to the public for day use every day of the year except for Christmas Day (December 25). Park access is prohibited at night without a permit. Park hours are:
• 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM MST (Summer)
• 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM MST (Spring & Fall)
• 8:00 AM to 5:OO PM MST (Winter)
Note: Unlike most western states, Arizona does not observe Daylight Savings Time, remaining on Mountain Standard Time year-round. However, many visitors arriving from the Navajo Reservation (which More...
• Giant Logs Trail. An easy 0.4 mile paved trail located behind the Rainbow Forest Museum that passes by numerous petrified logs, including the park's largest, nicknamed Old Faithful.
• Long Logs Trail. An easy 0.6 mile loop trail that is located 0.5 miles from the Rainbow Forest Museum. This trail passes through the park's largest concentration of petrified wood.
• Agate House. Accessible via a 0.5 mile spur (one-way) off of the Long Logs Trail, this trail leads to an rebuilt pueblo that was constructed More...
||Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest National Park is a United States National Park that is located in eastern Arizona, in the Southwest region of the United States. The park takes its name from the remnants of ancient trees which have been transformed into brilliantly colored minerals through a series of geological processes.
Petrified Forest was set aside as a national monument in 1906 to preserve and protect More...