• View of the Monument across the Snake River

    Hagerman Fossil Beds

    National Monument Idaho

Park Fun

Students with Ranger
Having fun with a Park Ranger.
An NPS Photo
Children visiting Hagerman Fossil Beds enjoy seeing the informational DVD at the Visitor Center. While there the Discovery Center is a fun spot to explore. Become a Jr. Ranger and earn a badge. Join us for programs and activities.

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 their trek west. Or you can walk along the Oregon Trail and check out the wagon ruts left so many years ago.

Come and have lots of fun!

Did You Know?

A portion of the view from the Snake River Overlook.

The Snake River Overlook, a wheelchair accessible viewing platform, allows a view of bluffs about 600 feet high. They consist of strata, or layers of sediments (sands, silts, and clays) deposited by the flooding of rivers flowing into ancient Lake Idaho more than three million years ago.