• View of the Monument across the Snake River

    Hagerman Fossil Beds

    National Monument Idaho

Field Trips

Park Field Trips:

Come to Hagerman Fossil Beds for a hands-on exploration of the fossil beds. Park Rangers can present formal programs, lead a guided walk, or help you plan a special program for your school or group.

Educational school programs are offered throughout the school year. Reservations are required.

Please contact the Education Specialist at (208)933-4126 or e-mail for more information or to schedule a program.

Did You Know?

Drawing of how the Hagerman Horse may have appeared.

The zebra-like horse fossil Equus simplicidens was originally named Plesippus shoshonensis by Dr. Gidley, Smithsonian paleontologist, who led the 1929 excavation at Hagerman. He felt the fossil was different enough to represent a new species distinct from any other fossil horses.