There is no place quite like the Petrified Forest. From taking a backcountry hike into newly opened areas of the park, to visiting the Paleontology Lab to observe fossil specimens, you can count on the visit being a delight.
Location: Outdoor Sports & Recreation
Sipe White Mountain Wilderness Area
(SWMWA) offers a haven for hiking enthusiasts and wildlife and nature lovers. Choose from a variety of hiking trails ranging from accessible to moderate; each hike leads to wildlife-viewing points or unique sights.
Apache Sitgreaves National Forest
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest sits just outside of Eagar and offers an escape for residents and visitors alike. Hike, camp, bike, take in the scenery, explore wildlife habitats and maybe spot some of the region’s world-class elk.
Becker Lake Wildlife Area
Just two miles northwest in the Arizona White Mountains, this area boasts a variety of habitats in the surrounding region including a stream, riparian, lake, and grassland. Go boating, fishing, or experience the beauty of the outdoors.