John Day Fossil Beds Maps

If you’re looking for a John Day Fossil Beds map, you’ve come to the right place; currently I’ve collected 12 free John Day Fossil Beds National Monument maps to view and download. (PDF files and external links will open in a new window.) Here you’ll find maps of each of the three units of the park, as well as specific trail maps and an eastern Oregon regional map. You can also browse the best-selling Oregon maps and guidebooks on Amazon.

John Day Fossil Beds map from the park brochure

John Day Fossil Beds mapThis is the official John Day Fossil Beds map from the park brochure, showing the locations of each of the three units of the park. Click the image to view a full size JPG (250 kb) or download the PDF (100 kb).

John Day Fossil Beds Sheep Rock mapHere’s a Sheep Rock Unit map, focusing on the main part of the park featuring the Thomas Condon Paleontology and Visitor Center. Click the image to view a full size JPG (400 kb) or download the PDF (700 kb).

John Day Fossil Beds Painted Hills mapThis Painted Hills Unit map shows this area of the park west of the main Sheep Rock area that features some trails and a picnic area. Click the image to view a full size JPG (150 kb) or download the PDF (150 kb).

John Day Fossil Beds Clarno mapThis is a Clarno Unit map, showing the northwesternmost unit of John Day Fossil Beds that contains the Palisades and a few geologic trails. Click the image to view a full size JPG (170 kb) or download the PDF (200 kb).

John Day Fossil Beds trail maps

John Day Fossil Beds Cant Ranch trail mapHere’s a Paleontology Center and Cant Ranch trail map, showing the hiking trails in the Sheep Rock Unit of the park, where most visitors stop first. Click the image to view a full size JPG (170 kb).

John Day Fossil Beds Blue Basin trail mapThe Blue Basin trail map shows the Blue Basin Overlook trail and Island in Time trail, just north of the main visitor center area in the Sheep Rock unit. Click the image to view a full size JPG (280 kb).

John Day Fossil Beds Foree trail mapThe Foree trail map focuses on the two trails located a bit north of the visitor center and Blue Basin area (but still located in the Sheep Rock Unit). Click the image to view a full size JPG (200 kb).

John Day Fossil Beds Painted Hills trail mapThis Painted Hills Unit trail map shows the general route the trails follow and includes text descriptions of what you’ll find along the way. Click the image to view a full size JPG (400 kb).

John Day Fossil Beds Clarno trail mapThe Clarno Unit trail map includes routes and descriptions for the Arch Trail, Geologic Time Trail, and the Trail of Fossils in the northwest part of the park. Click the image to view a full size JPG (500 kb).

Various John Day Fossil Beds maps

John Day Fossil Beds regional mapThe John Day Fossil Beds regional map shows the nearby campgrounds, services, and towns surrounding the park on nearby eastern Oregon highways. Click the image to view a full size JPG (1.1 mb).

John Day Fossil Beds geologic mapThis John Day Fossil Beds geologic map is really three maps in one, showing the rock layers of each of the three units of the park. Click the image to view a full size JPG (2.4 mb).

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