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Palm Springs to Petrified Forest National Park drive in 1 day

2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets

Palm Springs to Petrified Forest National Park road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Palm Springs to Petrified Forest National Park. If you're planning a road trip to Petrified Forest National Park, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Palm Springs and Petrified Forest National Park. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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8:00 am  start in Palm Springs
drive for about 53 minutes

8:53 am  Salton Sea State Park
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 9:53 am
drive for about 2 hours

11:43 am  Ehrenberg
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:43 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:05 pm  White Tank Mountain Regional Park
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:05 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:43 pm  Superstition Mountains
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:43 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:55 pm  Payson (Arizona)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 8:55 pm
drive for about 2 hours

10:44 pm  Holbrook
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:44 pm
drive for about 24 minutes

12:09 am (past midnight)  arrive in Petrified Forest National Park

driving ≈ 10 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Palm Springs to Petrified Forest National Park.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Palm Springs, California.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Salton Sea State Park
White Tank Mountain Regional Park
Superstition Mountains  (2 answers)
Payson (Arizona)  (3 answers)
Holbrook  (3 answers)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Petrified Forest National Park.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in Petrified Forest National Park?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Petrified Forest National Park.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Petrified Forest National Park to Palm Springs drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Palm Springs to Petrified Forest National Park. Or get a full Palm Springs to Petrified Forest National Park flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Palm Springs well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Palm Springs!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 484 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 59 minutes
47 Palm Springs travel answers
1 Ehrenberg travel answer
2 Superstition Mountains travel answers
3 Payson (Arizona) travel answers
3 Holbrook travel answers
6 Petrified Forest National Park travel answers

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