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 »
Numerous Campsites Closed in the Green River Campground
A recent tree assessment of the Green River Campground identified potential safety issues with numerous cottonwood trees, requiring us to close many of the campsites. Please plan ahead so that you are not disappointed if the campground is full. 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.