National Park Service entrance fees for tour vehicles always apply to the capacity of the vehicle, not the actual number of passengers on board.
Sedan 1-6 $25 (plus $5 per person) Van 7-15 $50 Minibus 16-25 $60 Motor Coach 26 and over $150 A commercial tour consists of one or more persons traveling on an itinerary that has been packaged, priced, or sold for leisure/recreational purposes by an organization that realizes financial gain through the provision of the service. Falling within this definition are tours which require the use of a vehicle: bus, van, or sedan as the primary means of transport during the road-based tour. The tour operator is using National Park Service roads as the primary means of accomplishing the tour.
A 20-minute orientation film, Timeless Impressions , is shown every half hour at the Painted Desert Visitor Center. Please let staff know when you arrive if your tour group will view the video and at what time. Concession operated gift and food services are available at both the north and south ends of the park. Groups interested in special meal rates should contact the Fred Harvey Company at (928) 524-3756 or write to:
Fred Harvey Company
PO Box 2247
Petrified Forest, AZ 86028
Removal of petrified wood or any natural or cultural object is strictly prohibited and punishable by federal law. Make sure all passengers are aware of park regulations and that they follow resource protection and safety guidelines. The tour guide may be held responsible for the actions of their clients.