Discover the spectacular geological formations that rise from the desert floor in dramatic pinnacles in the southwest of the park. Learn about their formation at the Painted Desert Visitor Center and obtain a permit for your explorations. Kids will be amazed that this sculptural landscape occurs in nature.
Live out your cowboy dreams with a horseback ride through the wilderness. The equestrian trail begains at Kachina Point and descends over a 1000 ft before winding through the wilderness. On the way you will spot rare desert wildlife and enjoy scenic views of this unique and marvellous landscape.
Come and take part in the world's largest scavenger hunt, which takes you to the pinnacles of mountains, through deserts and lush forests. The Petrified Forest National Park has virtual, traditional and earthcaches at several sets of coordinates. Your kids will be hooked on this real-life treasure hunt, and you will discover the park's most intriguing corners on your way.