Petrified Forest National Park
South Entrance

Approximately 20 miles southeast of Holbrook, AZ on US 180.

The Petrified Forest National Park is a unique area filled with desert landscapes, archaeological, paleontologial, and cultural sites, and most of all, petrified wood. The south entrance to the park is the gateway to the Rainbow Forest Museum and the Big Trees and Long Logs viewing areas. These viewing areas contain some of the largest concentrations of petrified wood in the entire park. We recommend you spend some time wandering around the museum and viewing areas on your own.


The south entrance to the Petrified Forest National Park is located about 20 miles southeast of Holbrook on US 180.

  1. Travel south on Apache Avenue (AZ 77) 0.7 miles to the junction with US 180. You will cross railroad tracks and the Little Colorado River on the way.
  2. Turn east on US 180 and travel 17.5 miles to the south entrance to Petrified Forest National Park.
  3. See the event instructions for further information.


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Getting Out of Holbrook

From Holbrook to the South Entrance of Petrified Forest National Park