Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park Tour

DurationDuration 4-6 hrs
DirectionTour Directions 1
tour Tour Stops 19
$9.99

Description

This park is more than just Petrified wood. In one small park you’ll find Painted Desert vistas, Ancestral Puebloan ruins and petroglyphs, Route 66 history, badlands, and of course fossilized tree trunks from over 200 million years ago.

• Visit the iconic Route 66
• Marvel at petroglyphs at Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument
• Hike the 1-mile Blue Mesa Trail to discover out of this world badlands
• Take in views of petrified wood from Jasper Forest

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

Recommended Start Time: Before 11:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Holbrook, AZ
Time to complete: 4-6 hours

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Features

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Tour Stops

Preview Audio

START OF TOUR
THE PAINTED DESERT
PAINTED DESERT INN
Route 66

Tour Route

Important Travel Info

Budgeting, Fees & Reservations
Time & Schedule
Suggested Packing List
Safety & Etiquitte

This tour is easy on the wallet, with only a $25 per vehicle admission to the park. There are a few additional expenses that are optional.

Budget $10-15 per person for food at the Painted Desert Diner. A meal in the nearby town of Holbrook should run about the same price.

Souvenirs such as decorative petrified wood and hand-made crafts from local tribes can run a little pricey.

Recommended Start Time: Before 11:00 a.m.

Petrified Forest National Park is open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone car charger (important)

Phone car mount

Sneakers or hiking boots

Hiking clothes (bring layers!)

Hat/sunglasses

Sunscreen

Windbreaker jacket

Binoculars

Canteen/ refillable water bottle

Snacks

Credit card

Cooler

When you're in the park, please remember the saying "leave no trace." This means to leave the park in the exact condition you found it. Our beautiful National Parks are delicate, so let's work together to preserve them for generations to come!


Tour FAQs

The Petrified Forest National Park Tour has 19 stops. Check out the itinerary here for a complete list of stops and if you’re looking for more information to help plan your trip, here’s what you need to know before you go! 

  • Sneakers or hiking boots
  • Hiking clothes (bring layers!)
  • Hat/sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Windbreaker jacket
  • Binoculars
  • Canteen/ refillable water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Phone charger and mount
  • Credit card
  • Cooler with snack if you’re picnicking
  • $25.00 per car: Petrified Forest National Park Entrance Fee
  • $10-15 per person: Lunch/snacks
  • $20+: Souvenirs

The Petrified Forest National Park is open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from.  If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.

No. The Petrified Forest National Park Tour can only be done in one direction. 

​​Still have questions? Send us an email at aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call at 1-888-250-2261.

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