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Awesome, best place ever (written by 8 yr old)

We went to U-Dig Fossils, grandpa, grandma and I got there at 9 AM and were met by Cole who showed... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Loved it!!

Exceeded my expectations. Found lots of trilobites. Had a lot of fun. Be ready for a dirty car as... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah
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You can collect your own Trilobite fossils at U-dig Fossils. Come see us during our open times and we will provide you with tools, directions and 40 acres of the best trilobite shale in the world. U-Dig Fossils is located in an area where there are...more
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

We went to U-Dig Fossils, grandpa, grandma and I got there at 9 AM and were met by Cole who showed us how to look for trilobites and how to split the rocks. Right away we found some trilobites. Some were loose on the ground...More

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Shayne C, Owner at U-Dig Fossils, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2018

Thanks for the review!! We are glad you had a good time at U-dig.

Reviewed 6 April 2018

Exceeded my expectations. Found lots of trilobites. Had a lot of fun. Be ready for a dirty car as you do travel on a dirt road. Take eye protection and gloves. They provide the hammer and bucket.

1  Thank asilnatloh
Reviewed 29 March 2018

First time to visit this location that I learned about from a fellow No. California Rockhound. It was very easy to get information via email prior to first open day of the season. Upon my arrival, I was met by Hollie and Bevan who were...More

1  Thank SteffanieWood
Reviewed 9 February 2018

It really is a bit in the middle of nowhere, but the road there for the last 20 miles is very decent gravel/dirt road and can be managed with almost any kind of car when the weather conditions are good. It's easy enough to find...More

1  Thank rikumal
Reviewed 11 November 2017

I visited U-dig Fossils on October 6. I am from Bridgeport WV. I had been staying in Provo Utah for a conference, and had one day to venture into the desert in search of treasure. I had done a little bit of research and Topaz...More

2  Thank J.m. R
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Digging for trilobites was one of the highlights of my trip. Robin, the manager made our experience exciting and successful. We spent the morning splitting slate to expose trilobites and other 500 million year old fossils. Every member of our group was successful in finding...More

1  Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

As other reviewers have pointed out, a visit to this quarry requires a 20 mile drive down a gravel road. Don’t let that discourage you! We made the drive without issue traveling in a 24ft class C motorhome. The road is fairly well graded...only a...More

3  Thank Smiles2go
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Drove three hours and then some from SLC, very much worth it! I'm not a rock hound or a fossil hunter, but found it a mighty cool thing to do. Operator was extremely helpful and friendly, and except for the heat, I could have poked...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Great experience digging trilobite fossils abundantly present in the site's shale. Robin, the on-site guide, was most helpful in showing technique and performing post-processing clean up. Robin's work was especially helpful in reducing the excess matrix our finds so that our finds fit in a...More

Thank JoseSch2015
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Great drive out to U-Dig beautiful desert when we got there the employee robin guides us through the ropes and you get a rock pick and it is easy to find them at the end of 2 hours you might have seen 30 trilobites. Best...More

Thank MichaelDM763
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29 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.
12 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