Oregon’s Hidden Natural Wonder Is Like Nothing You’ve Ever Seen
Looking for something amazing to do this summer? How about exploring one of Oregon’s hidden natural wonders?
While certain places like Crater Lake and Multnomah Falls are known throughout the country, there are a few lesser-known wonders scattered throughout the Beaver State that you won’t find in the guide books. A visit to this one otherworldly place hiding in the Oregon desert will drop your jaw to the floor. Check it out:
The Sheep Rock unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is a stunning hidden gem located in the Central Oregon desert near Dayville. This unique, breathtaking landscape will make you feel like you've landed on another planet.
Sheep Rock is full of amazing geological formations that date back millions of years.
Unique circumstances led to the preservation and uncovering of millions of years worth of delicately layered volcanic ash and clay, creating colorful rock formations that would look right at home on mars.
While people far and wide know about the famous Painted Hills unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, far fewer know that this amazing place exists.
Beautiful hiking trails wind through the area, taking visitors on otherworldly journeys through the strange and beautiful landscape.
Here's a photo of one of the amazing rock formations that you'll find along the 0.3-mile Story In Stone Trail.
The Blue Basin Overlook Trail is another great hike that loops through the incredible scenery and offers stunning vista views of Blue Basin and the the John Day River Valley. This hike is 3.25 miles long.
Sheep Rock is also home to the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center, a wonderful museum where you'll find interactive displays and hundreds of rare fossils that were collected throughout the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
Exploring this otherworldly place is downright fascinating. It's the perfect destination for an unforgettable day trip.
this interactive Google Map to find out how to get there.
Find out about the most famous unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, the legendary Painted Hills,
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