John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is located in east-central Oregon. This park is well-known for the numerous animals and plants fossils, which are really well-preserved. The park consists of three units: Sheep Rock, Painted Hills, and Clarno.
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 [...]