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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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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We used Shaka back in 2017 on our trip to Oahu and the big island, so when we were going to Maui, I knew I had to buy the bundle. This is truly the way to go if you want to drive yourself. Great insights and stories and you stop when and where you want. Highly recommend !!! We literally toured the entire island from the west side of Maui to the road to Hana loop in 2 fun filled days. I will be back when we plan our trip to Kauai

Wish I had this for every travel location!

Absolutely amazing concept and execution! My husband and I rented a convertible for a day and used the Shaka Guide to do a clockwise tour from Waikiki to North Shore and back. I loved that the tour knew our location and gave turn by turn directions while also giving stories/info and providing relaxing local music. It really made the entire experience enjoyable for everyone and took away all the stress. Absolutely recommended for anyone visiting any location they have a tour for!

Great as you’re driving around, but…

This was a great app to have for our Hawaiian vacation! We certainly learned a lot and got to explore places we would have otherwise missed out on. However… 1. The tours are a little repetitive. We heard the same stories about King Kahmehameha and about the Hawaiian princess that loved education multiple times. It would be better if there were different stories on each tour so that if you did multiple tours, you got different experiences each time. 2. Driving tours were way better than walking tours, especially for families. It was hard to hear and share the walking tour with my family, and the GPS wasn’t as reliable walking around. Definitely worth the purchase, but it would be nice if a little more thought was put into these things.

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