With one of the world's largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood, multi-hued badlands of the Painted Desert, historic structures, archeological sites, native grassland, and displays of over 200-million-year-old fossils, this is a surprising land of scenic wonders and fascinating science.
Petrified Forest was originally set aside due to the amazing deposit of petrified logs. There is so much more! Fossils of more than 200 different taxa of plants, animal fossils from invertebrates to giant reptiles. Petrified Forest is a living laboratory. They have scientists on staff and a working fossil preparation laboratory.
The park is open year round except Christmas, December 25. Petrified Forest National Park is open at different hours during the year.
Jan 1 - Feb 26, 2011 8am to 5pm
Feb 27 - May 7, 2011 7am to 6pm
May 8 - Sept 3, 2011 7am to 7pm
Sept 4 - Oct 22, 2011 7am to 6pm
Oct 23 - Dec 31, 2011 8am to 5pm
Welcome to Snappy Places
You will find information about the West Valley side of the Phoenix Metro area. "Snappy" will also feature attractions and places throughout Arizona.
Arizona is more than the Grand Canyon state, it is a place to embrace and call home. From our famous palm trees to our beautiful pine trees, Arizona's landscape is brimming with nature's grandeur and diversity. Our majestic mountains invite you to climb, our valleys coax you to explore and our plains whisper stories of civilizations past. Saddle up to history-rich towns, breathtaking views and world-class fashion and food.