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Destination guides > North America > USA > Southwest USA > Arizona > Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park

This unique national park contains one of only two petrified forests in the world plus an interesting multi-coloured desert landscape. At the southern end of the park is the Petrified Forest, which consists of petrified logs dating from the Triassic period. The park’s other feature is the colourful Painted Desert, a badlands desert landscape in the northern part of the national park. The park’s visitors’ centres have informative displays about the park’s unique features.

Admission to the national park costs $10 per vehicle for a seven-day visit.

Practical information

Painted Desert Visitors Center

Tel (520) 524 6228
Website www.nps.gov/pefo
Open 7am-7pm daily

Rainbow Forest Museum & Visitors Center

Tel (520) 524 6822
Website www.nps.gov/pefo
Open Jun-Aug 7am-7pm


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