Hwy. 26 open between Prineville and Mitchell, OR - Updated Wednesday, July 23, 2014
US26 mile posts 34.8 To 53 is now open to two way traffic with a 35 MPH speed limit. Motorists are required to use headlights in the affected area. Air quality in the area is poor. Follow link for more detailed information. More »
The monument's paleontology museum and visitor center is located at the Sheep Rock Unit along with the historic Cant Ranch house that serves as the monument headquarters.The closest town is Dayville, OR.
Sheep Rock Unit High Resolution PDF
The Painted Hills Unit is located just off highway 26, 9 miles northwest of Mitchell, and 75 miles east of Bend. Outdoor exhibits, a picnic area and hiking are available for visitors at this unit.
Painted Hills Unit High Resolution PDF
The Clarno Unit is located 18 miles west of the town of Fossil along Highway 218. It features hiking trails, exhibits,and a picnic area with restrooms.
Clarno Unit High Resolution PDF
Clarno Unit Palisades Trails High Resolution PDF
Did You Know?
The first horses evolved in North America 50 million years ago, and at least 14 different genera have been found at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Oregon.