We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

U-Dig Fossils

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Delta, UT 84624
Phone Number:
+1 435-864-3638

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 83 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 71
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
I love this place

I love going to U-dig. It has become one of my favorite day trip adventures. I have taken many friends and relatives many times over the last five years and they always love it... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Chris C
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 82: English reviews
1 review
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I love going to U-dig. It has become one of my favorite day trip adventures. I have taken many friends and relatives many times over the last five years and they always love it especially the kids. It doesn't take long to find quite a few trilobites. Also, there is always someone friendly to help or give pointers. If your... More 

Thank Chris C
Brookfield, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

My wife and I spent three days in Delta, Utah rock hounding. We are both in our 70s and not in particularly good shape, but we wanted to try finding fossils. U-Dig Fossils is run by the same family that runs the Bug-House in Delta. Bug house got its name because the people there help you find trilobites. One of... More 

1 Thank gabececi
Sandy, Utah
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This a wonderful unique experience I think everyone should do! I thought we'd get out there and dig for 2 hours and hit the road to do other things....well I was so wrong, no one wanted to leave when the time came. We left with loads of trilobites big and small for everyone. I'm looking forward to returning a spending... More 

1 Thank scubabunny123
Port Jefferson, New York
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Legendary site for fossil collectors, but anyone will find nice fossils. The hardest part of visiting this site is choosing what to leave behind since you will find more than you can haul out. Four hours is enough time to complete most fossil collector dreams. I have been here more than once and always had a wonderful time.

1 Thank Gus S
Los Gatos, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

First, bring water. You are out in the desert. Second, be prepared to dig. They give you a hand pick axe and goggles. Third, expect to find lots of fossils. The stone is some kind of shale - a lake bed 300 million years ago. Trilobites are like crabs, and they molt. Most of the time the fossils you'll find... More 

1 Thank jar399
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We had a wonderful time. We were there for 2 hours and found so many trilobites. It was very rewarding. My teenage nephew said it was 5 stars lots of fun and my 6 year old niece loved getting dirty to find the trilobites. All of the kids found many and had a great time.

1 Thank Kristie M
Shayne C, Manager at U-Dig Fossils, responded to this review

Thanks for your response ☺!! More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

What a great all around experience, from the friendly and very helpful staff to the way more than expected number of trilobites and other fossils ( I had to use 2 buckets) which I found. I would advise anyone who has an interest in this area (fossils) or kids who do, to take the drive out and enjoy it for... More 

2 Thank Timothy B
Whitby, Canada
Level Contributor
55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Loved it... I spent about two hours and found several beautiful fossils. The staff was very helpful and friendly.

1 Thank ntsci
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
103 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This popular fossil quarry is worth every dollar and every mile driven to get there. It is beautiful, pristine high desert country, and the fun of splitting shale for possible trilobite fossils is really fun. And, you WILL come home with trilobites! They are everywhere! The folks who run the quarry are great too.

Thank Peter V
Shayne C, Owner at U-Dig Fossils, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to respond about your experience t U-Dig Fossils:) More 

Farragut, Tennessee
Level Contributor
105 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

My wife and I stopped in for 2 hours of digging on the way to Great Basin NP. Bevan told us which part of the quarry was hot. We went there and got a few nice ones right way. We moved around a bit and got a little less, so we moved back to our first spot and found even... More 


Travellers who viewed U-Dig Fossils also viewed


Been to U-Dig Fossils? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of U-Dig Fossils and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from U-Dig Fossils staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?