Fossil Butte Historic Quarry Trail

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Hiking

Dogs Yes

2.5 (miles)

 Easy

Loop

~625 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Wyoming

Historic Quarry Trail is an easy kid friendly day hike in Fossil Butte National Monument. This trail is dog friendly, but your furry friends must be kept on leash. The monument says "hiking the 2.5 mile Historic Quarry Trail is a great way to experience the geology of Fossil Butte National Monument. The trail passes through parts of the Wasatch and Green River formations. A short side loop leads to the site of a historic fossil quarry on Fossil Butte. Wayside exhibits provide information about geology, area history, wildlife and plants of the high desert. The trail is moderately strenuous with a 200m (600') elevation gain. Allow 1.5-3 hours to hike the trail." There is camping throughout Yellowstone National Park. There is no camping available in Fossil Butte National Monument.

Red Tape

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Contact: Fossil Butte National Monument P.O. Box 592 Kemmerer, WY 83101

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