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 Closed
The Ely Creek backcountry campsites located along the Jones Hole Trail have been closed until further notice due to bear activity in the area. More »
Places to Go: Jones Hole Creek Area
The Jones Hole Creek area, a scenic canyon carved by a creek that flows to the Green River, features hiking, fishing, pictographs, and camping. The area, located on the Utah side of the monument, is approximately a one-hour drive from the Quarry Visitor Center. Parking is available at the Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery, located at the end of Jones Hole Road.
A map of the Jones Hole Creek area is available here.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery
Stop at Deluge Shelter, approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the trailhead at the fish hatchery, to see thousand-year-old pictographs and petroglyphs created by the Fremont people.
More information about the pictographs and petroglyphs found at Dinosaur NM is available in the Petroglyphs and Pictographs site bulletin.
The Jones Hole Trail ends near the confluence of Jones Hole Creek and the Green River. Bighorn sheep are often spotted near the river in this area.
More information on backcountry camping at Dinosaur NM can be found in the Backcountry Camping brochure.
More information on camping at Dinosaur NM can be found here.
Did You Know?
Dinosaurs were a remarkably successful group of animals. They lived on the Earth for 160 million years. The fossils at Dinosaur National Monument represent only 10 of the many dinosaur species that existed during that long era.