Petrified Forest National Park News
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Poetry Workshops at Petrified Forest National Park
August 19, 2023 | 9:27 am
Petrified Forest National Park will host poetry workshops on Saturday, September 2 and on Sunday, September 3 9am–12pm. Facilitated by poet Jodie Hollander, these free workshops will allow participants to create an original poem inspired by their connection to their public lands.
Hike Your Park with a Ranger!
August 11, 2023 | 8:46 am
Tired of staying indoors from the summer heat? Need to get away from work and the city noise? Hike the beautiful Painted Desert with a Ranger! Enjoy peaceful spectacular fall views of the park while you get some steps in!
Petrified Forest National Park and Ischigualasto Provincial Park become sister parks.
August 10, 2023 | 8:46 am
Petrified Forest National Park and Ischigualasto Provincial Park in Argentina formally became sister parks during a ceremony in Argentina on August 1, 2023. The parks share similar paleontological, geological, biological, and archaeological resources.
Petrified Forest Hosts Four Artists-In-Residence for the 2023 Season
May 31, 2023 | 8:46 am
In 2023, Artist-In-Residence at Petrified Forest National Park are David Hunter from June 12-25, Lisa Flowers from Sept. 12-26, Larry Hughes from Oct. 1-14, and Nancy Hershberger from October 16-27.
Book Signing by Author Lori Hines at the Painted Desert Inn, Petrified Forest National Park
March 25, 2023 | 2:03 pm
Petrified Forest National Park is honored to host a book signing with Lori Hines at the Painted Desert Inn on Saturday, April 8th, 9am to 4pm. Lori will be selling her four murder mysteries, including the latest titled, Visions of Time, which features the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest. Lori will also be promoting her first children's book, titled Elementals: Magical Journeys to be released 2023.
Petrified Forest National Park and Local Tribes Offer Unique Visitor Experiences
March 24, 2023 | 12:00 pm
The Cultural Demonstration program at Petrified Forest National Park provides local artisans the opportunity to share their cultural and historical connections to the region with park visitors.
Celebrate Arizona Archeology month hiking with a ranger at Petrified Forest National Park
February 17, 2023 | 3:11 pm
Join a Ranger for a guided adventure to archeology sites found in the backcountry or off the beaten path at Petrified Forest. Hikes are free with entrance fee.
New Triassic amphibian is the oldest (and funkiest) of its kind in the world
January 25, 2023 | 10:19 am
Paleontologists at Petrified Forest National Park and colleagues from Virginia Tech and the University of Washington named a new species of fossil amphibian from Petrified Forest, published today in the prestigious scientific journal Nature.
Railroad Crossing Closure May Affect Travel to Petrified Forest National Park
October 13, 2022 | 10:19 am
Starting at 1:00pm on October 22nd, the railroad crossing on highway 77 in Holbrook will be closed for maintenance. The closure will last through October 25th.
Participate in a Backcountry Adventure at Petrified Forest National Park
February 17, 2022 | 10:13 am
Are you looking for some time away from your digital devices? Want to get outside this spring? Are you in need of some fresh air and sunshine? Join a ranger for a guided adventure off the beaten path in the backcountry of Petrified Forest National Park!