John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
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The Painted Hills are listed as one of the seven wonders of Oregon. They are located 9 miles NW of Mitchell, Or and are part of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.You will be amazed by all the layered colors and patterns. This destination is approximately 1.5 hours from Redmond , which…
Very educational about the fossils found here. Nice interpretive center. Well known.
Hike Blue Basin, visit the Cant Ranch for history, the main visitors center for geology and fossils.
Over 14,000 acres found in 3 units: the Sheep Rock Unit, near Dayville, featuring Blue Basin and Foree areas; the Painted Hills Unit, ten miles from Mitchell; and Clarno Unit, 15 mi south of Fossil.