Free daily dino tours are happening now at Hanksville Dinosaur Quarry


Bureau of Land Management

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Henry Mountains Field Station

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HANKSVILLE, Utah – Paleo your way into summer with a free 30-45 minute guided tour of the Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry. Tours will be offered through June 15th, Monday through Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m., weather permitting. No tours will occur on Sunday(s).

The tours are part of a partnership between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Henry Mountains Field Station and the Burpee Museum of Rockford, Illinois. Tour group size is limited to 25 people on a first come, first served basis.

Educational staff from the Burpee Museum will lead the tours with a focus on introducing youth to an active dinosaur excavation site, the geology of the area, and paleontology of the latest Jurassic period of Utah. The Burpee Museum has conducted excavations at this site for many years to support long-term research initiatives, provide public access, and deliver educational and recreational opportunities.

Adventurers may use brochures at the site for self-guided tours. The Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry site is located approximately 10 miles northwest of Hanksville and is about a 30-minute drive from Highway 24.  Visitors should travel in high clearance vehicles due to unimproved road conditions. 

For more information, visitors should stop by the Henry Mountains Field Station in Hanksville, at 380 South 100 West, or call (435) 542-3461.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.