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Discover the magic of Arizona on this  3-hour ride with a small group to the edge of the Colorado Plateau in Sedona, with a guide. Ride 2,000 feet up an old-school wagon trail and experience first class views of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon. Let your knowledgeable guide lead you into the backcountry to explore off the beaten track. This tour is limited to 15, to ensure a personalized experience.
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cmahar wrote a review Sep 2020
Peoria, AZ85 contributions78 helpful votes
Great place for science nerds or kids with a passion for science. There's no bathroom, but there's a huge parking area large enough to turn around a bus. Go through the switchback in the barbed wire fence. It's open range on the other side, so watch out for cow poops. You can bring a rock hammer, a shovel, a screen, or any sort of hammer if you wish, but I find as many fossil sifting through the detritus below the cliffs as anywhere else. Bring a little bag or bucket you can put your fossils into. That's handy to have. There's good digging on the hill and cliff on the north side (to you're right), but walking around and finding other spots can be rewarding. You Really have to train your eye to spot these fossils, so pay attention to the photos on the sign just past the fence. Once your eye is trained you'll start seeing these ancient sea shells and crinoid stems as you sift your hand through the gray rocks and rubble at the bottom of the hill. Remember that these fossils are from 500+ million years ago, long before dinosaurs by more than 200 million years. That's long before there were even trees on land. These are all aquatic fossils. This was a shallow sea bed. On the plus side you can stand in the spot and hold in your hand the fossil of something that was alive here half a billion years ago. So that's something.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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CFred733 wrote a review Sep 2020
San Diego, California96 contributions33 helpful votes
Don't go here expecting to find giant dinosaur bones. This site is from a 300 million year old sea bed so all you will find are fossils of small shells and some plant life. It's fun, but not so easy. You need sharp eyes, some idea what you are looking for, good walking/climbing shoes, and a hammer and chisel. Kids will love climbing around on the rocks.
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Date of experience: September 2020
RK from Phx wrote a review Apr 2020
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Wanted to get out of the heat in Phoenix and go for a hike. Who knew, we'd end up digging on a hillside and finding loads of marine fossils. We kept a couple. But, great fun. Something the kids will definitely remember. Take a pick or at least a small screwdriver and maybe knee pads or a towel for your knees.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Lornaglaunsinger wrote a review Oct 2019
Payson, Arizona6 contributions3 helpful votes
Great place to hunt for fossils left by a warm sea. There is a sign identifying many of the fossils you will find. If you are lucky you may collect a shark's tooth
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Lynne S wrote a review Sep 2019
Florence, Arizona96 contributions21 helpful votes
We had a great experience at the Paleo site outside of Payson. We just stopped by for a few minutes and each of us found 10 to 15 small fossils in that time! Would be a great place to take kids!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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