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Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona:

The Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona was one of our destination during our road trip plan. We planned to stay in the area and enjoy our day. First we stop in the Welcome Centre and they gave us a quick information about the Petrified Forest National Park,Arizona. After we purchase our ticket cost 10 bucks to enter the Petrified Forest National Park,Arizona they gave us a a brochure that has information about the park and map.

More Petrified woods
As we enter the gate you would never say there's a park and gem awaiting ahead. There are few different lookout points along the way where you could park and get different angle at each one.

About Petrified Forest National Park:

  • Averaging about 5,400 feet in elevation, the park has a dry windy climate with temperatures that vary from summer highs of about 100 °F (38 °C) to winter lows well below freezing.
  • The Petrified Forest is known for its fossils, especially fallen trees that lived in the Late Triassic, about 225 million years ago
  • 447 species of flora, of which 57 species are invasive, occur in the park. 
Close-up photos of Petrified wood-amazing formation

Main Attraction in Petrified Forest National Park:
  • Painted Dessert
  • Rainbow Dessert
  • Puerco Pueblo
  • Blue Mesa
As you see the Petrified woods are  lying on the ground-it's impressive but you're not allowed to touch it.

Family Fun Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park:

  • Walking and enjoy the park.
  • Hiking in the trail.
  • Photography
  • Rainbow Forest Museum-exhibits of petrified wood, fossils, and displays of prehistoric animals.
  • Camping-Check and need permits to stay overnight.Call in their office for more details.

Travel Tips of Petrified Forest National Park:
  • Bring Water and wear comfortable hiking shoe.
  • We bring stroller for our little one and some trail is stroller friendly.
  • self guided tour with brochure.
  • plan to stay half day/a day in Petrified Forest National Park to enjoy the park.
  • We get around in Petrified Forest National Park through our car and park  in lookout points.

The place is impressive, in it's beauty.As you know this the great location of all kinds of  fossils which create petrified wood of  crystalline.You will see it and awed but you are  not allowed to touch or bring it home. 


  1. Beatiiful sights mhie . Marami na napuntahan ang little girl nyo :)

  2. Just the term "Petrified" caught my attention, much more your photos, THANKS for sharing. This is one place I would love to explore!

  3. Wow! Looks like another world. I am going to bookmark this because my in-laws are preparing to move to Arizon and I can't wait to explore the area with them.

  4. That is so neat! I really want to visit it one day and pinned it on my travel wishlist board. I've never actually see petrified wood - except pictures of course.

  5. After seeing your photos, I definitely want to spend some time here.

  6. Beautiful, beautiful photos!You look so cool even under the heat of the sun :)