Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona: A One Day Travel Guide

Petrified Forest National Park is a beautiful area in about an hour and a half east of Flagstaff in Arizona. The park features tons of petrified wood, beautiful petroglyphs, and an awesome historic adobe hotel. You can spend a lot of time exploring this park, but if you only have one day, here is how I recommend you make the most of it.

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18 comments on “Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona: A One Day Travel Guide

  1. journey2fifty

    We were there a few months ago. We were blown away by the sites, such a beautiful park, all the hikes were scenic and easy/moderate.

  2. Bong in States

    I was at Petrified Forest last week!! Blue Mesa Trail is my favorite as well!!

  3. Nevada Hiker

    Back in 2008 I was moving from Loveland CO to Visalia CA, I ended up staying the night in Gallup NM on the way (after experiencing a sunset in Albuquerque!). Got up EARLY in the morning and hit Petrified Forest at about 6:30am. I was the only person in the park and got to stroll around while listening to Pat Benatar’s song “Painted Desert” on my ipod. It was a really cool experience!

  4. SambasTapas

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    1. Luisa Leong

      Through My Lens thank you! Enjoy all of your video I hope someday I will make it to petrified Forest NP. Also could you share your trip route? There are so many parks around Arizona. I always want to hit us many us I can. Haha

    2. Through My Lens

      There is always more to do, especially if you like longer hikes, but I did pretty much all of the main stops in one day.

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