Harpers Corner Road Closed for Winter
The Harpers Corner Road is closed for the winter at Plug Hat Picnic Area which is approximately five miles from US Highway 40. The road is tentatively scheduled to open on March 31. More »
Ely Creek Backcountry Campsites Are Closed
The Ely Creek backcountry campsites located along the Jones Hole Trail are closed until at least May 1, 2014 due to bear activity. More »
Winter Bird Watching
Contact: Carla Beasley, (435) 781-7700
Got cabin fever? Take a short drive to Dinosaur National Monument and do some bird watching.
Winter is still a good time to see birds. Grab a pair of binoculars and bundle up. A journey along the Tour of the Tilted Rocks scenic drive could yield views of a variety of species. Along the Green River, look for numerous Canada geese and majestic bald eagles. In open areas, look for mountain blue birds and goldfinch. Perhaps the northern flicker, a large woodpecker, will surprise you by being on the ground searching for food, rather than in the trees.
These are just a few of the numerous bird species that have been seen this winter in the monument. This weekend take a trip to Dinosaur National Monument and enjoy this fun way to connect with nature in the winter.
Did You Know?
Paleontologist Earl Douglass first came to Utah looking for mammal fossils. He returned in 1909 and discovered an immense deposit of dinosaur bones, now protected at Dinosaur National Monument. Although made famous by dinosaurs, Douglass died preferring his beloved mammal fossils over dinosaurs.