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U-Dig Fossils

Delta, UT 84624
+1 435-864-3638
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If you like fossils, you will love this place

It really is a bit in the middle of nowhere, but the road there for the last 20 miles is very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kouvola, Finland
U-dig ROCKS!!! So Many Bugs... So Little Time :)

I visited U-dig Fossils on October 6. I am from Bridgeport WV. I had been staying in Provo Utah... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
J.m. R
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“gravel road” (13 reviews)
“four hours” (5 reviews)
“rock hound” (2 reviews)
Delta, UT 84624
+1 435-864-3638
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It really is a bit in the middle of nowhere, but the road there for the last 20 miles is very decent gravel/dirt road and can be managed with almost any kind of car when the weather conditions are good. It's easy enough to find...More

Thank rikumal
Reviewed 11 November 2017

I visited U-dig Fossils on October 6. I am from Bridgeport WV. I had been staying in Provo Utah for a conference, and had one day to venture into the desert in search of treasure. I had done a little bit of research and Topaz...More

1  Thank J.m. R
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Digging for trilobites was one of the highlights of my trip. Robin, the manager made our experience exciting and successful. We spent the morning splitting slate to expose trilobites and other 500 million year old fossils. Every member of our group was successful in finding...More

1  Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

As other reviewers have pointed out, a visit to this quarry requires a 20 mile drive down a gravel road. Don’t let that discourage you! We made the drive without issue traveling in a 24ft class C motorhome. The road is fairly well graded...only a...More

2  Thank Smiles2go
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Drove three hours and then some from SLC, very much worth it! I'm not a rock hound or a fossil hunter, but found it a mighty cool thing to do. Operator was extremely helpful and friendly, and except for the heat, I could have poked...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Great experience digging trilobite fossils abundantly present in the site's shale. Robin, the on-site guide, was most helpful in showing technique and performing post-processing clean up. Robin's work was especially helpful in reducing the excess matrix our finds so that our finds fit in a...More

Thank JoseSch2015
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Great drive out to U-Dig beautiful desert when we got there the employee robin guides us through the ropes and you get a rock pick and it is easy to find them at the end of 2 hours you might have seen 30 trilobites. Best...More

Thank MichaelDM763
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

If you like fossils, U-Dig is an incredible place. We paid for 4 hours and cracked rock the entire time. Found about a dozen decent trilobites plus sea sponges and algae. It is an experience you'll never forget!

Thank Tracie M
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Exceeded expectations. I was excited to go with my three children to look for trilobites since we'd looked for them at other locations and hadn't found any. We checked in with Robin. He gave us an orientation. He walked us down to the pit and...More

1  Thank Timothy K
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Whole family had a great time digging for trilobites! Robin was terrific! He showed us what we were looking for and how to dig/break rocks. He spent time identifying our finds and polishing/cutting several of them for us. Highly recommend for the whole family!

Thank psu9392
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Questions & Answers
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.
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
2 May 2015|
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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