A rockslide has occurred on Harper’s Corner Road in Dinosaur National Monument near the Plug Hat Butte area. The rockslide sent rocks crashing across both lanes of the road, shutting down all traffic. At the time of the press release, there was no estimated time of reopening.

Trails off of Harper’s Corner Road are typically considered to be the most popular area on the Colorado side of the park, which also spans into Utah. One of the most popular trails is Ruple Point Trail, which is known for providing a great scenic view of Green River.

Yampa River Canyon, Dinosaur National Monument, John Fielder
Yampa River Canyon at Dinosaur National Monument. Photo Credit: John Fielder.

Harper’s Corner Road is a 31-mile-long scenic drive that has sections overlooking the confluence of the Green and Yampa Rivers.

For those visiting Dinosaur National Monument, know that the rock slide will not impact access to the Dinosaur Quarry area on the Utah side of the park. For a full breakdown of current conditions, check out the official site here.

Learn more about the 210,000 acre Dinosaur National Monument here.

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