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U-Dig Fossils

Delta, UT 84624
+1 435-864-3638
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Awesome Place!!

Drove three hours and then some from SLC, very much worth it! I'm not a rock hound or a fossil... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Helen M
Awesome Experience!

Great experience digging trilobite fossils abundantly present in the site's shale. Robin, the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Delta, UT 84624
+1 435-864-3638
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 10 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 9 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
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The gravel road into the place is one of the better maintained dirt roads we've been on. It had a few roller-coaster dips but we traveled a good speed the whole way. You will get hot and dusty so a hat and sunscreen are recommended....More

1  Thank traveling_smiles
Reviewed 8 June 2017

U-Dig is most accessible from Delta. It is about 32 miles west of Delta on Rt 50, then another 20 miles north on a graded road. Most of the way is pretty smooth and it gets somewhat washer-boardy the last several miles, but even so...More

Thank Tom O
Reviewed 6 June 2017

I was worried about the 20 mile gravel road after turning off the highway, but it turned out to be no problem. We stopped several times along the way to take pictures of desert flowers. Saw a couple bands of wild horses. And when we...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We had a great time here. None of us had ever done anything like this before. The people running this were extremely nice, helpful, and knowledgeable. The hardest part was deciding what to keep and how to pack it for the rest of our trip....More

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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.
12 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|
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