Petrified Forest National Park
Kachina Point

Just over 25 miles east of Holbrook, AZ on I-40 (exit 311).

The Petrified Forest National Park is a unique area filled with desert landscapes, archeological, paleontologial, and cultural sites, and most of all, petrified wood. Kachina Point is the location of the historic Painted Desert Inn and is the main entry into the Painted Desert Wilderness Area. Hikers and backpackers use the site as a starting point for treks into an area filled with canyons, cliffs, and complex water drainages. The views from Kachina Point are spectacular. Take a moment to enjoy the scenery from this spectacular natural treasure.


Start by following directions to the Petrified Forest National Park Visitor's Center. From the Visitor's Center, pass through the park's entrance gate (there is an entrance fee!) and follow the road 1.9 miles to Kachina Point and the Painted Desert Inn. If you are driving a passenger vehicle, please use the spots clearly marked for smaller vehicles. Do not park in spots reserved for RVs.


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From Visitor's Center to Kachina Point