DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT — A section of Jones Hole Creek that remained closed after a 2013 rock slide has reopened to the public.
Visitors can again access the entire length of the creek downstream from the Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery.
While the potential of a future rock slide remains, the lack of any activity over the past two years indicates a reduced risk to the public, according to monument staff.
A sign is posted at the monument boundary informing visitors that they are entering a potential falling rock area and should remain alert. If people hear cracking or popping noises from the cliff face, they should leave the area immediately.
The trail reopened in August 2013, but a small section of the creek from the monument/hatchery boundary to downstream of the slide zone remained closed.
Jones Hole Creek and the Jones Hole Trail are popular areas in Dinosaur National Monument. The 4.25-mile trail starts at the Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery and ends at the Green River.