Harpers Corner Trail - Dinosaur, CO - Short trail that ends with fossilized remains of sea creatures


The Harpers Corner Trail that is a short one-mile self guided trek that takes hikers to an observation point overlooking the Green and Yampa rivers. The trail is actually situated on a ridge that is far above the Green River. Hikers are able to witness views of the juniper forest and Steamboat Rock. The Whirlpool Canyon is also visible from the trail.

At the very end of the trail there are visible fossilized remains of small sea creatures that look like clam shells. There are no dinosaur fossils in the area but fossilized brachiopods and crinoids or ancient starfish relatives are available to see if looked for closely. The trail is a great place to explore and improve the geologist or archeologist within.

During the winter months the area can be used for cross country skiing and snowmobiling in designated areas. Some of Harpers Drive is closed making the trail inaccessible during the rough winter months when there are large accumulations of snow. The best time to visit the trail is during the late spring and summer months. A few picnic tables and resting benches are available in the area at the observation overlook portions.

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