Petrified Forest National Park Travel Guide

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Petrified logs scattered about a vast pink-hued lunarlike landscape resemble a fairy-tale forest turned to stone at Petrified Forest National Park. The park's 218,533 acres, which include portions of the Painted Desert, are covered with petrified tree trunks whose wood cells were fossilized over centuries by brightly hued mineral deposits—silica, iron oxide, carbon, manganese, aluminum, copper, and lithium. The park holds plenty of other fossils; remnants of humans and their artifacts have been recovered at more than 500 sites in the park.

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Petrified Forest National Park Hotels

There is no lodging within Petrified Forest. Outside the park, lodging choices include modern resorts, rustic cabins, and... read more

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Petrified Forest National Park Restaurants

Dining in the park is limited to a cafeteria in the Painted Desert Visitor Center and snacks in the Rainbow Forest... read more

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Things To Do in Petrified Forest National Park

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