Petrified Forest National Park
Located in the northeastern corner of Arizona, Petrified Forest
National Park was designated a national monument in 1906. The trees
within the park are over 225 million years old, and have over that
period transformed into brilliantly-coloured minerals, the world's
largest concentration of petrified wood. Aside from the trees,
there is a variety of wildlife to see in the park, including
bobcats, coyotes, owls, porcupines, mule deer, and various desert
lizards and rodents. There are several trails leading to popular
sites in the park, making it a great place for desert hiking.
Visitors should be aware that it is illegal to remove petrified
wood from Petrified Forest National Park.
Opening Time: Opening hours vary according to season. Check the
website for specific dates.
Admission: $10 per vehicle, valid for seven days.