National Park Service: Petrified Forest National Park Guided Backcountry Hike – Dead Wash Overlook

Hike 6 miles through grasslands past Black Forest petrified wood out to an overlook of the remote Dead Wash drainage. 

Be prepared to hike approximately 6 hours over desert terrain with rugged foot trails to the petroglyphs, average elevation gain about 475, rated Strenuous.    

Hikes are free with entrance fee.  Reservations required and limited to 10 participants per hike. Hikers should come prepared with adequate food, water, clothing, footwear, hat, and sunscreen. No pets or children under the age of 12 on hikes.  Inclement weather and extreme mud will cancel the hike.

To make a reservation or for more information call 928-524-6228 x276, leave a message if no answer.

  • Audience: Adult, Teen
  • Genre: Arts, Culture & Social Science, Field Sciences
  • Type: Field Trip/Outdoor Activity, Tour/Walk


Mar 31 2023


10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Free with Park Fee

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