MITCHELL - John Day Fossil Beds National Monument staff will offer a Painted Hills Unit auto tour on Saturday, Sept. 20.

The Painted Hills auto tour will begin at 10 a.m. at the Painted Hills Unit picnic area, 10 miles west of Mitchell. This two-hour tour will travel along the roads of the Painted Hills and feature the geologic and cultural landscape of the area. Participants will need to bring their own vehicle, and good tires are recommended. Reservations are not needed, and there is no fee.

For further information, contact the monument at (541) 987-2333.

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