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The Petrified Forest: general information

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The Petrified Forest

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In addition to the National Park Service (NPS), many other Federal, state, county, and local areas provide opportunities to see fossils and learn about paleontology. The Petrified Forest is one of those non NPS Fossil Parks really worth a visit.
Step back in time, over 3 million years, and follow the trail of majestic petrified redwood giants arrayed before you in a fascinating grove. Once buried under thick layers of volcanic ash and sediments, these petrified redwoods are slowly being unearthed by the process of e...
In addition to the National Park Service (NPS), many other Federal, state, county, and local areas provide opportunities to see fossils and learn about paleontology. The Petrified Forest is one of those non NPS Fossil Parks really worth a visit.
Step back in time, over 3 million years, and follow the trail of majestic petrified redwood giants arrayed before you in a fascinating grove. Once buried under thick layers of volcanic ash and sediments, these petrified redwoods are slowly being unearthed by the process of erosion.
This is the official Brochure and Park Map.  
In addition to the National Park Service (NPS), many other Federal, state, county, and local areas provide opportunities to see fossils and learn about paleontology. The Petrified Forest is one of those non NPS Fossil Parks really worth a visit.
Step back in time, over 3 million years, and follow the trail of majestic petrified redwood giants arrayed before you in a fascinating grove. Once buried under thick layers of volcanic ash and sediments, these petrified redwoods are slowly being unearthed by the process of e...

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