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-FUN FACTS-
*The park boasts more than 800 important archaeological and historical sites.
*It is the only national park in the U.S. to have a portion of the historic and famous Route 66.
*Almost 50,000 acres in Petrified Forest National Park is classified as wilderness and will never be developed with trails or roads. 
Best Time to Visit?
Spring  Lace up your hiking boots—spring is the opportune time to explore Petrified Forest National Park. Humidity and cooler temperatures can make the weather moderately cold.
Summer  Fill your canteen because the summer months in Petrified Forest National Park are unforgiving. Temperatures can get as high as 100°F under the blistering sun. The summer also marks the beginning of monsoon season.
Fall If you want solitude, tourism is slowest during fall at Petrified Forest National Park. Where summer temperatures are blistering, fall temperatures are pleasant, ranging between 78.5°F and 51°F.
Winter  Bundle up and brave the desert winter in Petrified Forest National Park! The average high ranges between 53.6°F and 39.5°F.  The cool temperatures are perfect for hiking, but if the colder temperatures are not for you, consider a scenic drive through the national park.
Where to Stay?
Holbrook/Petrified Forest KOA  is a ten-minute drive from the southwest entrance of Petrified Forest National Park. The campsite is equipped with all the necessary and essential amenities, making it perfect for families and avid campers.
Flagstaff KOA  If you prefer a secluded campground, Flagstaff KOA may be the appropriate RV park near Petrified Forest National Park for you. Flagstaff KOA is 99 miles away from Petrified Forest, but the campground more than makes up for the distance.
Cottonwood Campground is located in the nearby Canyon de Chelly National Monument—101 miles away from the petrified forest. 
What to do? 
*Spend time at the Painted Desert Inn. A national historic landmark and the official museum of the national park. 
*Bird watching opportunities are abundant at the national park. The park is home to as many as 216 bird species.
*There are numerous hiking trails in the national park; however, if you want to travel off the beaten path, the Petrified Forest National Wilderness Area is the place to go.
To see where you could visit Petrified Forest National Park as part of a longer trip, please see our fantastic Tourbook with 33 suggested itineraries here. For more information and how to book, contact your tour operator or travel agent.
 
 
 

 

Posted by: Cruise America & Canada RV Rentals Inc
Posted on: 09/02/2021

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