Out on the Monument, the family can hike along the Emigrant Trail and pretend they're one of the many people who walked over 1,300 miles so far on this trek west. Or walk along the Oregon Trail and check out the wagon ruts left so many years ago. You're sure to find plenty of fun things to do and see.
Become a WebRanger!
Visit the National Park Service’s site for kids of all ages. If you love our National Parks, Monuments and Historic Sites, this site is for you. As a WebRanger, you’ll learn what Park Rangers do to help protect our natural resources and our cultural heritage. You’ll also learn how Park Rangers observe and discover new things about our National Parks - things to share with your friends.
Did You Know?
The Smithsonian began excavating the Fossil Beds in 1929. J.W. Gidley conducted the first excavation. Altogether they conducted 4 major excavations of the area.