Fossil Finding, Collecting and Viewing


Finding fossils is an exciting and educational activity. Many areas of the desert were once seabeds or swampy basins. Be sure to check local regulations about fossil collecting, which is often prohibited. If collecting is not allowed, take a camera and shoot plenty of photos but leave the fossils behind for future generations.

Introduce yourself to fossil collecting, read our selection of articles:

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