Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

National Monuments & Historical Sites in Hagerman
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Hagerman Fossil Beds preserves one of the world’s richest sites for fossils from the Pliocene Epoch. The fossils date from 4 to 3 million years old and represent over 140 species of plants and animals. Fossil animals include saber-toothed cats, mastodons, and ground sloths, as well as more modern animals such as beavers, otters, and bears. The site is most famous for the over 200 individuals of the Hagerman Horse (Equus simplicidens) that were unearthed in the 1930s.

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

Things To Know

  • Check the website for hours of operation and other visitor information.
  • A shared visitor center for Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument and Thousand Springs State Park can along US Hwy 30 in Hagerman.
  • Fossil collecting is not permitted anywhere within the monument site. 

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