This park is great. It's divided into 3 separate units, which are not close to each other. Each one offers something interesting and unique, with short hikes. We spent one day hiking the 3 short hikes at the Clarno unit. Saw some great fossilized leaves and interesting facts on signs along the hike. Great visitas and interesting rock formations are there. Then we drove about 2 hours to the Sheep Rock unit, where we explored the visitor's center/paleontology center, which had a great exhibit and a short film. There's a short overlook hike with great vistas. There's a ranch that you can see in that same area, and it has some walking paths. We stayed in the town of John Day and drove 2 hours to the Painted Hills unit the next day. That area was by far the most impressive with the beautiful colored clay. This park is worth visiting, especially if you can see all 3 unit, but if you can't, at least see the Painted Hills.
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