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Distance

3 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Easy

Δ Elevation (FT)

Minimal

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Agate House Trail

Arizona | Petrified Forest

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Agate House Trail in Petrified Forest National Park is an easy 3 mile out and back hike that give visitors a lesson in the area's rich history. And, unlike most National Park trails, dogs are allowed on trails in Petrified Forest, so long as they are leashed. The park's website says this hike starts at the "Rainbow Forest Museum parking area. Archeologists believe that this small pueblo was occupied for a short time about 700 years ago. Seasonal farmers or traders possibly built Agate House as a temporary home. Please leave all archeological artifacts for all to enjoy. Do not sit on fragile walls. The first half-mile of this trail is paved and suitable for strollers and various mobility equipment (power and manual). The rest of the trail may be negotiated out to Agate House, but it is narrow width and very rough surface, not suitable for some wheelchairs and other equipment." There is camping available in Petrified Forest National Park.

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Contact: Petrified Forest National Park 1 Park Road P.O. Box 2217 Petrified Forest, AZ 86028

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