Cattle on the road that leads to the Painted Hills
Motorists stay alert for cattle on the Bridge Creek Road on the way into the Painted Hills unit. The road winds along a creek and has limited sight distance in places.
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?
Brontotheres, large relatives of horses and rhinoceros, once lived on the North American continent.