Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Log Jumble at Petrified Forest National Park Picture by T. Scott Williams NPS.gov
Petrified Logs in Petrified Forest NP Photo by NPS

Petrified Forest National Park features petrified logs composed of multicolored quartz; shortgrass prairie; part of the Painted Desert; and archeological, paleontological, historic, and cultural resources.

Petrified Forest was proclaimed Petrified Forest National Monument on December 8, 1906; and redesignated Petrified Forest National Park on December 9, 1962.

Total Acreage: 93,532, all federal.

Petrified Forest is located in northeastern Arizona about 45 miles from the border with New Mexico on Interstate 40 and is around 112 miles east of Flagstaff, Arizona.

Petrified Forest National Park – NPS.gov Official Site

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