Painted Hills

Who painted these?

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Giants painted these hills many years ago.
Well, that’s at least what I thought because there didn’t seem a possible way for the hills to be so many incredible colors. Painted Hills is really cool. There are plenty of trails to check out all the great hills and valleys. It turns out that these different colors are from volcanic ash over 30 million years ago! Yes, I said millions!!

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

 

More of Painted Hills!

More of Painted Hills!


lava and ash made millions of years ago!

lava and ash made millions of years ago!