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nature trips

Active Science & Spectacular Scenery Colorful rock formations at John Day Fossil Beds preserve a world class record of plant and animal evolution, changing climate, and past ecosystems that span over 40 million years. Exhibits and a working lab at the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center as well as scenic drives and hikes at all three units allow visitors to explore the prehistoric past of Oregon and see science in action. Thomas Condon Paleontology Center (Sheep Rock unit) Daily hours: Through May 22, 2014: 10am - 5pm Friday, May 23rd - Saturday August 16: 9am - 5pm August 17, 2014 to May, 2015: 10am - 5pm There are no anticipated closure dates for the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center through the winter season other than Federal holidays from Veteran's Day in November through Presidents Day in February, and December 24th and 31st. Cant Ranch House (Sheep Rock unit) Winter/Spring hours are 9am - 4pm, Monday - Thursday. It is open some Fridays when staff is available. It is closed on weekends. The Cant House may have to close without notice if there are not enough staff available. It will be closed on Federal Holidays from Veteran's Day in November through Presidents Day in February, as well as December 24th and 31st. Summer hours remain 9am - 4pm Monday - Thursday and open most Fridays. The Cant House museum is also anticipated to be open 10am - 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays Memorial Day weekend - August 15, 2014.

Short but sweet. Stop in at the sidewalk cafe in the small town of Mitchell and get a yummy milkshake while you are out there.

Très beau petit tour, offrant des superbes vues.

I wouldn't call the half mile walk a hike by any means but had the best view of the Hills of any I'd seen

For my money the white & blue canyons are more incredible than the nearby Painted Hills, if you have to pick between them. A more challenging hike here as well.

Absolutely breathtaking, some of it is on private (but accessible) land.

Me and Jenesis here. 6/17/2017

So beautiful! Totally recommend everyone to go here. If you are thinking of camping near John Day stay at Clyde Holliday State Park.

great views

2 months ago


Neat place!!

More beautiful views and different angles

We did the shorter trail. We wanted to do the longer but forgot our rain coats. Amazing area. I would have loved to have done the longer trail. The green stream is fascinating!

Does not disappoint