The Sheep Rock Unit is the largest and the most visited one out of three units of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. Besides the stunning views and reach collection of fossils and archeological features, the Sheep Rock Unit includes Thomas Condon Paleontology Center and numerous trails for exploration of the area.
Location: Sheep Rock Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon Roundtrip: 1/3 mile Difficulty: Easy Elevation Gain: 40 feet GPS Coordinates: N 44 39.126 W 119 38.407 Visitor’s Information Open: all year round No Pass Required Foree Area is the northernmost section of Sheep Rock Unit, separated by some private lands from the main part of the Unit. The main tourist features of this area, except for the magnificent scenery of course, is a modest picnic area and two hiking trails – the Flood of Fire Trail and the Story in Stone Trail. Sharing [...]