Operating Hours & Seasons
Visitor Center Hours:
Monument grounds are open sunrise to sunset. The entrance road gate is closed only during severe winter storms. The upper road accessing the picnic area, Chicken Creek Nature Trail (previously Fossil Lake Trail), and scenic drive closes November 1st until the snow melts, usually by late May.
Camping is not available.
Did You Know?
Plant fossils, like palm fronds, tell us that 50 million years ago, southwest Wyoming's climate was much like Florida's is today.