Visit the Fossil Butte National Monument
Located in the mountains above Kemmerer, the Fossil Butte National Monument bedazzles visitors with stunning views of the sagebrush desert and the best-preserved fossils in the world. Located only fourteen miles away from the BEST WESTERN Fossil Country Inn & Suites, the monument is a great day-trip option for all Kemmerer and U.S. Highway 30 visitors.
Our guests can reach the visitors center in easy fashion – make your way westward down U.S. Highway 30 and turn onto County Road 300. Once at the Monument, enjoy exploring the site's visitor center and gift shop before continuing onto the monument's 8,000 acres of wilderness.
Don't forget your camera as you take on fossil hunting and digging expeditions lead by park rangers, or explore the miles of historic Rim Rock Drive and miles of hiking and biking trails located throughout the monument's Chicken Creek area. Catch glimpses of unique Wyoming wildlife like mule deer and moose and don't miss Fossil Research Quarry, where leading archeologists uncover fossils that have been buried in stone for over 52 million years.
Enjoy a visit to the monument feeling full and recharged with a good night's sleep at the BEST WESTERN Fossil County Inn & Suites. Take advantage of free breakfast, relax in spacious rooms, or unwind a few laps at the heated indoor pool.