• View of the Monument across the Snake River

    Hagerman Fossil Beds

    National Monument Idaho

History & Culture

Covered wagon with the sides rolled up.
Model of a typical covered wagon used during the voyage west.
NPS Photo

The Oregon Trail crosses the southern portion of Hagerman Fossil Beds. The Monument is one of only four units in the National Park system that contains parts of the Oregon National Historic Trail. Ruts for the trail can be seen at the Oregon Trail Overlook parking lot.







Did You Know?

Sketch of the Hagerman Horse

The best known discovery is the Hagerman Horse, Equus simplicidens is the official Idaho state fossil. The Hagerman Horse Quarry, a national natural landmark, is recognized as one of the most important sites in the world related to the fossil history of the horse.