The Clarno Unit is the smallest one out of three parts of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. But it has an incredible paleontological prominence as it contains numerous well-preserved layers of diverse fossil plants and animals, the age of which is about 44 million years.
Location: Clarno Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon Round Trip: 0,5 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Gain: 200 feet GPS Coordinates: N 44 54.794 W 120 24.562 Visitor’s Information Open: all year round No Pass Required Eastern part of Oregon will amaze you with a significant natural attraction - John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. This fantastic national monument introduces the visitors to the 40 million years evolution history of plants and animals, showing also the change of climate and various ecosystems which existed throughout all these millions of years. John Day [...]