How To Plan Your Perfect Trip To Arizona’s Petrified Forest

If you haven’t yet been to Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park, this may be a perfect year to go. The incredibly beautiful petrified trees found within the park date back to a mind-blowing 215 million years or so, and the dramatic desertscape makes for a must-see place to visit. While the area was designated as a national monument in 1906, the park constantly reinvents itself with new adventures and hike areas. Before you go, however, consider these 10 tips to ensure a memorable trip:

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The park is open daily from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. except for Christmas Day. Park Rangers have developed sample itineraries to help visitors plan their experience.

Have you seen the Petrified Forest and the beautiful badlands, and if so, what did you consider the best part of your experience? Do you have any photos of your travel experience there you wouldn’t mind sharing? For related content, you’ll love these 15 beautiful photos that will change the way you see U.S. deserts.