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U-Dig Fossils

Delta, UT 84624
+1 435-864-3638
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Fossil trip back 600 million years

I went here on a whim while doing the Hwy 50 thing. It was great. Road there was fine for my pass... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Paul G
via mobile
We Dig U-Dig!!

We 6 retired folk were briefed by Robin who then took us into the dig and helped us get started... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
William B
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Delta, UT 84624
+1 435-864-3638
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went here on a whim while doing the Hwy 50 thing. It was great. Road there was fine for my pass car. I saw some beautiful wild horses en rt. The gentleman on site was great and set me up and soon I began...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 4 days ago

We 6 retired folk were briefed by Robin who then took us into the dig and helped us get started, His tutoring couldn't have been better. Following his advice we started finding fossils right away. His cautions to seek shade when possible and drink lots...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great place to visit. The gentlemen that worked there, was very helpful and very interesting, he shows you the different types of tribite. They are small, but still fun to find.

Thank Jolynn R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It takes the right kind of person to enjoy unearthing and admiring the fossils of creatures which have been buried for very long periods of time. Stacking the chips in your favor in the interest of saving time and providing a safe environment for younger...More

1  Thank Jeffrey_Browning
Reviewed 16 April 2017

U-Dig Fossils is a commercial site that offers access to Wheeler Shale--one of the most productive rock in the world for finding Trilobites. It's hard work breaking shale and sits at an elevation of about 10,000 feet so be sure to bring plenty to drink....More

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

U-Dig-Fossils gives you a chance to let out your inner paleontologist. The road out to the location was gravel and at times a bit harrowing. We were in a low slung Chevy Sonic and did fine, but I wouldn't go if it was raining or...More

1  Thank Ali Z
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Having collected around the Devonian of the Mid-Continent, mainly around Sylvania, Ohio and Thedford/Arkona, Ontario, I've known of the Trilobites of the Wheeler Shale since I was young. Finally got here on a Road Scholar trip. Because this was a specia trip the folks at...More

Thank Gerald W
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

After spending the previous day hunting for geodes and topaz, we spent the next morning looking for trilobites. The the girls, ages 4, 5, and 6, and grandpa all had a great time. We came back with many trilobites. They supply the tools and help...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We could only make out of season due to our travel plans but they were very accommodating and the one on one service was brilliant thanks to Robin. She was very informative, showed us what we needed to do and help us prepare our wounderful...More

Thank Neil H
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were going to dig on our own but for the money gave this a shot and so glad. Robin showed us how to dig and crack rocks, how to identify them, you get a ID sheet, tools and she even cut our pieces for...More

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We ( myself, 3 sons & 3 grand children) are planning a trip to Delta Utah this week end (April 1 & 2) We have been to the B L M fossil areas but would like to visit U dig Fossils this time. Will you be open and if not is there any place we can pay the fees and gain access to the site?
29 March 2016|
Response from Shayne C | Property representative |
Yes, U-dig will be open April 1 & 2. Just drive directly to the quarry during our open times and a u-dig operator will be there to assist you.
I'd first like to thank all remarks contributors. ALL remarks are helpful when making choices for trips. I'm ready to visit! Please tell me when you think is the best time to visit? I don't live terribly far away and probably will plan a vacation through this area to camp and fossil hunt. I have all the tools/supplies for such an adventure. Thank you for all your replies. Regards.
13 November 2015|
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Response from Shayne C | Property representative |
Hello U-Dig Fossils is closed for the winter Nov. 1 - March 31 and will reopens April 1. U-Dig does open for a few weekends in March. See the U-dig Fossils web sight for details(They will not allow me to post the web sight... More
Brent N
How is access for someone with 2 knee replacement? What is the level of difficulty in getting to the fossils?
2 May 2015|
Response from Shayne C | Property representative |
You can collect in many different locations at the quarry. Some collecting areas are easy to access while other collecting areas have more aggressive terrain. Basically, there are opportunities to find the trilobites in... More