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Fossil Canyon

Shell Canyon Rd., Ocotillo, CA
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Ocotillo!

Driving through Ocotillo Wells area is always a pleasure. There is so much Natural history to see... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2016
Jiro_Kaneshiro
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San Diego, California
Ocotillo in winter

Ocotillo California is the perfect winter get away - few people, many activities and great... read more

Reviewed March 22, 2015
lindabit64
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Golden, Colorado
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The canyon walls hold 50 million years of shell fossils.
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Apr 14, 2016
“Ocotillo!”
Mar 22, 2015
“Ocotillo in winter”
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Shell Canyon Rd., Ocotillo, CA
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Reviewed April 14, 2016

Driving through Ocotillo Wells area is always a pleasure. There is so much Natural history to see and take note of.

Thank Jiro_Kaneshiro
Reviewed March 22, 2015

Ocotillo California is the perfect winter get away - few people, many activities and great scenery. There is an overlook with a great view, where dinosaurs used to walk. Shell canyon is a fossil haven, shells of ancient times sticking out of the hill walls....More

1  Thank lindabit64
Reviewed December 16, 2012

A shorter hike than the nearby Painted Gorge hike but it's easier to view fossils here. Sometimes the road is in bad shape so take a 4x4 or hike in to the trailhead. This is an ACEC so leave all resources as you find them....More

4  Thank Carey G
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