Planning a trip to Petrified Forest National Park and need some help planning your trip?

Here is the National Park Obsessed guide for visiting Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona.

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The Quick Guide to Visiting Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park Basics

Region: Intermountain / Southwest

Park Size: 221,391 acres (345.92 sq miles) (895.94 sq km)

Location: Navajo and Apache Counties

Closest Cities: Holbrook, Arizona

Busy Season: May to July

Visitation: 643,588 (in 2019)

How much does Petrified Forest National Park Cost?

Petrified Forest National Park costs the following:

  • 7-day Passenger Vehicle Pass – $25
  • 7-day Motorcycle Pass – $20
  • 7-day Individual Pass – $15

An annual Petrified Forest National Park Pass costs $45 but it is not recommended you buy this pass. For an extra $35 you can get an American the Beautiful Pass. This $80 pass offers free admission to all 116 fee-charging National Park Units.

When is Petrified Forest National Park Open?

Petrified Forest National Park is open year-round.

Are dogs allowed in Petrified Forest National Park?

Yes, Petrified Forest National Park is one of the most dog-friendly National Parks. Dogs are welcome on most of the park’s trails and carriage roads. Please review the Petrified Forest Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Petrified Forest.

Where are Petrified Forest National Park’s visitor centers?

Painted Desert Visitor Center – Open Year Around

Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark – Open Year Around

Rainbow Forest Museum – Open Year Around

Land Acknowledgments for Petrified Forest National Park

The National Park known as Petrified Forest National Park sits on Hopi, Zuni (territory), Pueblos, and Western Apache land.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

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Jennifer is a long time national park blogger and the founder of National Park Obsessed. She is a dedicated National Park lover who is working on visiting all 62 US National Parks. She has currently been to 53 of the National Parks. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of the Parks with others and helping them learn to love the parks as much as she does.

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