Visitors to the South Unit may experience up to 30 minute delays and rough road conditions due to road construction along East River Road. Construction is expected to be complete by October 1. Check back for updates Updated 08/13/2014 5:16 pm MT
The park receives an average of 15 inches of precipitation per year which includes an average of 30 inches of snow during winter months. Travelers should be aware of the potential for violent thunderstorms in the summer and the possibility of blizzard conditions in the winter.
Did You Know?
Rocks that make up the petrified forest in the park's South Unit came from huge dawn redwood, magnolia, ginkgo, cypress, date and palm trees that once provided shade from steamy heat 60 million years ago. More...