If you’re looking for a John Day Fossil Beds map, you’ve come to the right place; currently I’ve collected 13 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
This 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).
Here’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).
This 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).
This 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
The Blue Basin trail map (280 kb) shows the Blue Basin Overlook trail and Island in Time trail, just north of the main visitor center area in the Sheep Rock unit. Here you can do a one-way or loop hike.
This Painted Hills Unit trail map (400 kb) shows several short trails and includes text descriptions of what you’ll find at each of them. Most of these are short walks that will take less than 30 minutes.
Various John Day Fossil Beds maps
This John Day Fossil Beds geologic map (2.4 mb) is really three maps in one, showing the rock layers and labeling each one in each of the three units of the park: Sheep Rock, Painted Hills, and Clarno.
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