Harpers Corner Scenic Drive - Dinosaur, CO - Scenic automobile route from the Canyon Area Visitor Center


The Harpers Corner Scenic Drive is a 31 mile one way automobile route from the Canyon Area Visitor Center all the way to Harpers Corner. It is a scenic drive that travels through Plug Hat Butte gaining elevation as the route continues on. There are several trails that offshoot the route and provide great areas for picnicking or gazing off of viewpoints. The last 12 miles overlooks the Green and Yampa Rivers.

At the visitor's center and upon the start of the journey, guidebooks can be obtained for a small fee. The guidebooks provide information on look out points, trails, and picnic areas along the scenic drive. Throughout this section of the park and drive there are no known dinosaur fossils but amazing views of the landscape.

As the road continues toward Harpers Corner elevation is gained and as a result ecosystems change and are colorfully reflected. There is a wheelchair accessible trail and picnic area just off of the route near Plug Hat Butte. Once past the Green and Yampa Rivers, there is the Echo Park overlook that provides amazing views of Steamboat Rock.

There is no fuel or food services along the route and the nearest destination is in Dinosaur approximately two miles west of the visitor center along Highway 40.

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