Petrified Forest National Park
Located in north-eastern Arizona, Petrified Forest National Park is a testimony to ancient landscapes and a geological wonder. Petrified wood dating back over 200 million years to the Late Triassic period is preserved in this national park, which was first established as a national monument in 1906.
The mineralization of wood over eons accounts for the park’s distinctive features, which originated in an ancient forest that was covered by sand and volcanic ash. Petrified wood, now colored stone, provides a window into ancient ecosystems. Eroded badlands, painted desert expanses, and Indigenous cultural sites are also features of the region.
Evidence of ancient occupants and petroglyphs provide cultural importance to the park’s natural beauty. Visitors from all over the world come to Petrified Forest National Park to reflect on the wonders of time and change because of the park’s unique combination of geological history and human narratives.