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U-Dig Fossils

PO Box 1113, Delta, UT 84624
435-864-3638
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Delta
Type: Geologic Formations, Canyons
Activities: Dig (archeology)
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Philadelphia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The road into the fossil grounds is long and unpaved, but no need for an off-road vehicle because it's well-graded and flat. The owners are very friendly and give quick instruction on how to dig for the fossils and gave you a special hammer to use. There is a display of named fossils that you will find along with samples... More

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Oxnard, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was the first year in 5 years I couldn't go to U-Dig due to an injury. It has always been a fun and rewarding experience and I have even taken my rock club from AZ there twice. I have never driven less than 11 hours to get there and it never seemed not worth the effort. I missed not... More

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Bellingham, Washington, Usa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

U-Dig Fossils was a well anticipated stop along the route of our Southwest road trip that began in Washington state. Our drive north from the Grand Canyon, with a hotel stay in between, took longer than we planned on. Upon arrival in Delta, our GPS led us into a residential area on a late afternoon. (Having misplaced the info we... More

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De
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13 reviews 13 reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

early July visited in afternoon. Once we got hang of it and knew what we were looking for it wasn't hard to find the trilobites. Periodically we brought back our findings for worker to review and advise which were keepers and which to disgard - many were keepers. Spent 2 hours and had a good size box full of those... More

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Florissant, Missouri, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

So I dragged my husband and kids to this place in the middle of the desert called Death Canyon. My youngest was super excited until she realized she was going to have to work for her reward. I liked it and my husband found the most trilobites. We went July 2 and arrived in mid morning 11ish to beat the... More

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Thanks for visiting U-dig Fossils and for taking time to submit a review. We hope to see you again. More

Boise, Idaho
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I spent 3 hours the other day splitting rocks looking for trilobites. I did find some...not a lot, but this kind of thing is always hit-or-miss. Based on my 3 hours, a full day of work should result in several very nice large trilobites (about two inches), and quite a few nice, smaller ones. You can buy trilobites in a... More

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NC
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It's 30ish miles from Delta on the highway and then another 20 out a gravel road (and when you get to the one or two points on the gravel road where the speed limit drops, slow down - no kidding.) Once there, you pay your money for a couple of hours, a half day, or full day. They provide hammers... More

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Orem, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Thanks for the opportunity our troop had to come out to the quarry on 4/19. It was a lot of fun and the scouts actually learned some things. Everyone took home fossils and out newest scout managed to make the find of the day with a perfect speciman. Bevan was AWESOME working with scouts and helping them out. I highly... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

My daughter Stephanie loves studying / researching prehistoric life and she wanted to study fossils. I looked up fossil digging in Utah because I watched a special about U-Dig Fossils on the Travel Channel "America's Best Places to Find Cash & Teasures" around a year ago. My daughter was very excited about digging fossils so we went to Utah for... More

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College Park, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The U-Dig Fossils is really a long drive off the main road. If you have four-wheel drive you'll be better prepared than we were. We had a Ford Windstar minivan, and while the car handled the journey quite well, we were a bit jumbled by the time we reached the actual dig site. We went in fall of 2010, so... More

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