Fossil Discovery Trail

EASY 13 reviews

Fossil Discovery Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Jensen, Utah and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
206 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

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walking

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4 days ago

This is an amazing trail! The trail takes you to different fossil formations: clams, fish scales, and dinosaurs. There is an actual fossilized dinosaur femur embedded in the rock wall that you can touch. There’s also a vertebra about 20 or 30 feet up in the wall. The guide says 10 but it’s higher than that. There are also petroglyphs. The trail takes you from the Exhibit Wall to the Visitor’s Center. There’s a shuttle that takes you up to the Exhibit Wall so you’re just walking back to where you parked.

13 days ago

A pleasant hike back with fossils you can find yourself!

1 month ago

Nice easy hike, downhill mostly from the exhibit hall back to the visitor center. Can touch a real dinosaur fossil. Interesting geology and neat scenary. Petroglyph wall too!

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1 month ago

Trail begins on the north edge of the drop off zone for the Quarry Building. It runs about 2 miles back to the visitors center. You can ride the tram up to the quarry and take the trail back down to the visitors center. It's an easy hike, some stairs but that's about it. Marked fossils and deposits along the trail and some petroglyphs. As a family, we really enjoyed the trail. I'll post some pictures so everyone can see what this trail is like. Hopefully, it will help you make decisions about your trip to Dinosaur NM. Enjoy!

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Sunday, August 25, 2013