The park is open sunrise - sunset year round.
Visitor Center HoursThe visitor center is open year round, but hours vary depending on the season.
Visit the visitor center and museum to see prepared fossils on display. Fossils are not visible on trails. They are trapped within horizontal layers of rock and must be split and prepared before you can view them.
The entrance road gate is closed only during severe winter storms. The scenic drive with access to the picnic area and Nature Trail is closed from November until late May (weather-dependent).
Last updated: July 20, 2023