Plan Your Visit
Southwest Wyoming offers two seasons: summer and winter. To participate in ranger-led activities, schedule your visit between the Memorial and Labor Day holiday weekends. Allow all day to fully explore the park.
Fossil Butte National Monument is located between 6,800 and 8100 feet elevation in the sagebrush covered hills of rural, southwestern Wyoming. Wide open spaces, fresh air, blue skies, abundant wildlife and, of course, some of the most incredible fossils in the world are found here.
Forty-five miles north of Interstate 80, Kemmerer, Wyoming is at the crossroads of U.S. Highways 189 and 30. The monument is 9 miles west of Kemmerer on U.S. Highway 30. Follow the signs to the visitor center.
Commercial transportation or tour buses are not available. The monument is a 2.5 hour drive from Salt Lake City International Airport.
Operating Hours & Seasons
The visitor center is open 7 days a week 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. September through May, the visitor center is open 8:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., 7 days a week, but clo