Welcome to Petrified Forest National Park
The 'trees' of Petrified Forest National Park are fossilized logs scattered over a vast area of semidesert grassland. Up to 6ft in diameter – at least one forms a natural bridge across a ravine – they're strikingly beautiful, with extravagantly patterned cross-sections of wood glinting in ethereal pinks, blues and greens. They're also ancient – at 225 million years old, they're contemporaries of the first... Read More
Top experiences in Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest National Park activities
Colorado River Float Trip from Sedona
After early morning pickup from your Sedona hotel, travel with your guide on a drive through northern Arizona and marvel at the dramatic landscapes en route to the Glen Canyon Dam. Pass through the San Francisco Volcanic Field, made up of 600 volcanoes along the southern section of the Colorado Plateau. Spanning 1,800 square miles (4,662 sq km), the field overlaps with Coconino and Kaibab national forests. Snap memorable photos of the Painted Desert, located in the northern half of Petrified Forest National Park. This barren but beautiful desert scene of badland hills and buttes covers over 93,500 acres (37,838 hectares). The desert’s name comes from the varied pigmentation of the rocks, ranging in color from red to lavender to gray.Visit the Trading Post founded in 1911 by the Navajo Nation of Cameron. The post’s proximity to the Grand Canyon turned it into a popular rest stop for travelers, and today, you’ll find a motel, a gallery of Navajo art, and a gift shop on the site.Reach the base of the Glen Canyon Dam in the town of Page. Built to tame the mighty waters of the Colorado River, the dam created the nearby Lake Powell. Here, receive a safety briefing for your 4.5-hour raft cruise down placid waters. During your easygoing rafting journey covering 15 miles (24 km), admire the beauty of Glen Canyon. Stop halfway for a picnic lunch (sandwich, snacks and fruit) on a riverside beach. Afterward, you have the option of enjoying a swimming break or taking a laid-back hike up a cliff to see ancient petroglyphs carved by the Anasazi, who had made these cliffs their homes.Finish your rafting trip at Lees Ferry, the start of the Grand Canyon and a former ferry crossing and military outpost located in the Glen Canyon Recreation Area. Hop into your vehicle transport here and then relax during the drive back to your Sedona hotel. Please note: This tour is seasonal and operates from May 1st to October 1st only.
Grand Canyon National Park Aerial Tour from Sedona
After pickup from your Sedona hotel, take a 1.5-hour scenic flightseeing tour to Grand Canyon National Park. Enjoy views of the Sonoran Desert as you fly up Oak Creek, past the majestic San Francisco Peaks and over the Little Colorado River. Be amazed by the beautiful colors of the Painted Desert, located in the Four Corners area spanning from the South Rim to the Petrified Forest National Park.Next, you'll fly over one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon! Marvel at fantastic views of the canyon as you fly over impressive peaks and ridges of the South Rim including Desert View Watchtower and famous Dragon Corridor. Be sure to have your camera ready for the endless photo opportunities!