Near Mitchell in Wheeler County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Painted Hills Overlook
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
The colorful Painted Hills are part of the lower John Day formations, with layers of the Clarno formations and Picture Gorge Basalts visible nearby. At Sheep Rock and Clarno units, explore other aspects of the John Day Fossil Beds.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 44° 38.99′ N, 120° 16′ W. Marker is near Mitchell, Oregon, in Wheeler County. Marker can be reached from Bear Creek Road 1.2 miles west of Bridge Creek - Burnt Ranch Road. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Painted Hills Unit of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument at the end of the road to the Painted Hills Overlook parking lot and trailhead; the above directions are to the intersection of Bear Creek Road and the Painted Hills Overlook road. Marker is in this post office area: Mitchell OR 97750, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Pieces of the Puzzle (here, next to this marker); Deciphering the Forest (here, next to this marker); A Matter of Survival (here, next to this marker); Fossils on the Frontier (approx. 0.8 miles away); Look Below the Surface (approx. 0.8 miles away).
Also see . . . Painted Hills. From the Mitchell, Oregon website. (Submitted on February 12, 2014.)
Categories. • Environment • Paleontology •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 622 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 12, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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