John Day Fossil Beds National Monument – Painted Hills Unit

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Bridge Creek Road

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Painted Cove Trail - Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

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Parish Creek Road

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John Day Fossil Beds National Monument - Painted Hills Picnic Area

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Mitchell (Town)

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Fopiano Reservoir

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Dollarhide Pond

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OSU Geology Field Station

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Painted Cove (No public access)

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Gable Creek Road

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Waterman Road

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Waterman Road

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Richmond Sixshooter Road

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Meyers Canyon

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Location

The Painted Hills Unit of the JDFBNM is located 10 miles northwest of the town of Mitchell, just off Highway 26. Take Burnt Ranch Rd. (called Bridge Creek Rd. on some maps) to access the unit.Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

 

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Habitat and Birds

Birds here include Ring-necked Pheasant, Chukar, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Western Wood Pewee, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-throated Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow and Pine Siskin.

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