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Petrified Forest National Park


  • Hours: Open year round except Christmas, December 25. Park hours vary during the year, roughly 7:00am to 7:00pm
  • Phone: (928) 524-6228
  • Type: Natural Environ
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Terrestrial Feature

Petrified Forest is a Science Park!

Best known for globally significant Late Triassic fossils, the park attracts many researchers. Geologists study the multi-hued Chinle Formation. Archeologists research over 13000 years of history. Biologists explore one of the best remnants of native Arizona grassland. Air quality is an ongoing study in the park. Discover your own passion at Petrified Forest! - NPS


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Climate

Petrified Forest National Park has variable weather throughout the year. Summers are hot with thunderstorms from July through September. With an elevation of over 5000 feet, winters can be quite cold and snow is a possibility. Spring and fall can be hot or cold with rapidly changing conditions during the day. Always be prepared! - NPS

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Particulars for Petrified Forest National Park:
Physiographic Desert Environ
Science Geology
Geologic Era Late Triassic
Locale Type Natural Environ
Historic Use Natural Feature
Geologic Feature Petrified Forrest
Sight Category Terrestrial Feature




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