Facilities and Trails
The visitor center and associated outdoor exhibit area are fully wheelchair accessible. The Ponderosa Loop Trail, a self-guided 1/2 mile trail is also fully accessible, although may be covered by snow in the winter.
The Monument has a non-motorized wheelchair with large, inflatable tires that can be requested and borrowed for daily use.
The Monument's 15 minute orientation film is shown in the Monument's accessible theater which is in the visitor center. The film has subtitles. Assisted listening and audio description devices are available upon request.
Did You Know?
Most fossils in the monument are from the late Eocene (34.07 million years ago), but a tooth and jaw fragment from a much younger mammoth have also been found. The fossils are from the Pleistocene Epoch and are at least 50,000 years old.