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U-Dig Fossils

UT 84624
+1 435-864-3638
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Day trip with children

Exceeded expectations. I was excited to go with my three children to look for trilobites since we'd... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Timothy K
,
Cambridge, United States
via mobile
WOW!! Amazing time for whole family!

Whole family had a great time digging for trilobites! Robin was terrific! He showed us what we were... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
psu9392
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Montpelier, Virginia
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"gravel road"
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"kids and adults"
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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

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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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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
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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
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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
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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 Bonehead7308
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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 2 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
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millerroy1227
29 March 2016|
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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.
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CecilieCH
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
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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
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