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The Fossil Lake Safari quarry is located approximately:

  • 30 minutes north-west of Kemmerer, Wyoming
  • 2 1/2 hours from Salt Lake City, Utah (Nearest Airport)
  • 3 hours from Jackson, Wyoming

Directions From Kemmerer, WY

  • Driving through the town of Kemmerer you will come to a Ridley’s grocery store on the North side of town
  • Just past this grocery store there will be a junction between Highway 189 and Highway 30. Turn onto Highway 189 heading north.
  • Drive 1.3 miles and take a left onto Highway 233 at the sign for Lake Viva Naughton.
  • Drive 3.9 miles and take a left onto Dempsey Road (dirt road). There will be a large ranch on your right at the turn off. If you cross a bridge you have gone too far.
  • Follow the the dirt road for about 8 miles. You will cross four cattle guards.
  • From the last cattle guard proceed three miles and you will see a left turn at a diamond shaped rock marker. Take this left.
  • Drive another 2 miles and the road will fork, take the right fork to go to the Fossil Lake Safari quarry.

What IS The Road Like To THe Quarry?

The last 8 miles of the trip is a dirt road which is fairly well maintained. Unless it is wet and muddy, typical passenger cars and even school buses should have no problem. There is no cell phone signal in the quarry and limited cell phone signal in the surrounding area.

If the Roads are wet & muddy do not attempt to drive to the quarry without a 4X4!