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U-Dig Fossils

Delta, UT 84624
+1 435-864-3638
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Love that they polish your best trilobites

The gravel road into the place is one of the better maintained dirt roads we've been on. It had a... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Longmont, Colorado
wonderful experience

U-Dig is most accessible from Delta. It is about 32 miles west of Delta on Rt 50, then another 20... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Tom O
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Delta, UT 84624
+1 435-864-3638
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Reviewed 16 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 9 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

Thank GeneL769
Reviewed 23 May 2017 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 21 May 2017

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 5 May 2017

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 May 2017

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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Shayne C, Owner at U-Dig Fossils, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017


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
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Questions & Answers
30 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