Petrified Forest National Park Sights

Though named for its famous fossilized trees, Petrified Forest has something to see for history buffs of all stripes, from a segment of Route 66 to ancient dwellings to even more ancient fossils. And the good thing is that most of Petrified Forest's treasures can easily be viewed without a great amount of athletic conditioning. Much can be seen by driving along the main road, from which historic

sites are readily accessible. By combining a drive along the park road with a short hike here and there and a visit to one of the park's landmarks, you can see most of the sights in as little as half a day.

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Agate Bridge

  • Geological Site

Here you'll see a 100-foot log spanning a 40-foot-wide wash. ...

Agate House

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

This eight-room pueblo is thought to have been built entirely of petrified wood 700 years ago. Researchers believe it might have been...

Canyon de Chelly

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Home to Ancestral Puebloans from AD 350 to 1300, the nearly 84,000-acre Canyon de Chelly (pronounced d' shay ) is one of the most spectacular...

Chinde Point Picnic Area

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Near the north entrance, this small spot has tables and restrooms. ...

Crystal Forest

  • Geological Site

The fragments of petrified wood strewn here once held clear quartz and amethyst crystals. ...

Giant Logs Interpretive Loop Trail

  • Geological Site

A short walk leads you past the park's largest log, known as Old Faithful. It's considered the largest because of its diameter (9 feet...

Homolovi Ruins State Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Homolovi is a Hopi word meaning "place of the little hills." The pueblo sites here at Homolovi Ruins State Park are thought to have...

Jasper Forest

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

More of an overlook than a forest, this spot has a large concentration of petrified trees in jasper or red. ...

Junior Ranger

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Children 12 and younger can learn more about the park's extensive human, animal, and geologic history as they train to become a Junior...

Newspaper Rock

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

See huge boulders covered with petroglyphs believed to have been carved by the Pueblo Indians more than 500 years ago. Look through the...


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