Oak Springs Trilobite Area, Caliente

Oak Springs Trilobite Area is located in Caliente. Use our Caliente trip planner to visit Oak Springs Trilobite Area on your trip to Caliente, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This is a BLM spot about a dozen miles south of Caliente on highway 93 - easy to find, there is a prominent road sign. The road to the dig site is sand and gravel, but easy to travel with a standard v...  more »
  • We stumbled across this little BLM park a couple of years ago and wandered around, not knowing anything about what we were looking at or looking for. This time we came back with the specific intention...  more »
  • Very short drive from Hwy 93 to the site. Then it's about a 1/4 mile walk to the site. We went on a whim, after many times passing that BLM sign. Happy we did! After only about 20-30 minutes, we'd found about 7-10 fossils. None fully in tact, mostly just heads, but still very cool. Definitely make sure you have water. No facilities of any kind, but there are some tools in a way-finding box at the beginning of the trail. Honestly, we weren't really prepared to break shale and just scoured the ground and still found a few reasonable specimens.

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