Know Before You Go
Make sure to bring sturdy work gloves, long pants, and sturdy boots- this is a working quarry and that shale is sharp. The U-DIG quarry is located in a remote part of the Great Basin Desert in Utah. GPS maps of the area are wildly inaccurate and mobile phone navigation will not work. The closest automotive fuel source is located in Delta, Utah, nearly fifty miles east, so make sure to fill up before leaving. While portable toilets are on site, bring plenty of water and snacks. Also, make sure you have a spare tire and jack. The roads are maintained, but as with any unpaved road in the desert, they can quickly become impassible. At minimum, all-wheel drive vehicles are highly suggested. Vehicles that do not have a full-sized spare tire are also highly discouraged. Directions can be found on the U-DigFossils website.