Petrified Forest

Best Bet for Families Traveling the American West: Petrified Forest

Above: A boy measures the trunk of a petrified tree. Photo © Susan McElhinney. This image will appear in the permanent exhibit, […]

Destination Darkness

The Increasingly Rare Starscapes of the Colorado Plateau National Parks

The Colorado Plateau stretches for 130,000 square miles across the Four Corners region of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. […]

Petrified Wood at Petrified Forest National Park. Photo © Patrick Poendl/iStockphoto.

Bad Luck, Hot Rocks

Stories Behind the “Cursed” Thieves of Petrified Forest

In 1980, an anonymous writer sent some stolen rocks back to Petrified Forest National Park along with a detailed, guilt-washed […]

Volunteers build a pen for tumbleweed at Petrified Forest National Park

Park Allies Target an Unwelcome Guest at Petrified Forest: Tumbleweed

I love living in Arizona. The natural landscapes have always been among my favorite places to explore, with its many […]

McCauleyRanch

Saving Beauty, One Ranch at a Time

New Addition Slated for Petrified Forest National Park

The first time NPCA’s Arizona Program Manager Kevin Dahl saw the McCauley Ranch at Petrified Forest National Park, he was […]