- For Ages 7+ with assembly instructions.
- Choking Hazard – Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Petrified Forest National Park was established in 1906 to protect one of the world’s largest and most colorful deposits of petrified wood. The fossil record contained in this 225 million-year-old geological layer called the “Chinle Formation” allows a fascinating look at the fauna and flora of the late Triassic Period. This colorful sediment, also known as the Painted Desert, spans the 28-mile journey through the park. “Old Faithful”, dubbed by the Park’s first superintendent’s spouse, is one of the most recognized discoveries of petrified wood at the park.