If you’re looking for a Fossil Butte map, you’ve come to the right place; currently I’ve collected 9 free Fossil Butte National Monument maps to view and download (PDF files and external links will open in a new window.) On this page you’ll find the official park map, as well as maps showing trails and the surrounding area. You can also browse the best-selling Wyoming maps and guidebooks on Amazon.
Fossil Butte brochure map
This is the official Fossil Butte map from the park brochure, showing the park roads, trails, picnic area, and visitor center. Click the image to view a full size JPG (150 kb) or download the PDF (350 kb).
Fossil Butte trails maps
Here’s a hand-drawn Historic Quarry Trail map (150 kb), showing the route of this two-and-a-half mile loop in the southeast corner of the park. In particular, I appreciate how it labels the rock layers.
Fossil Butte geologic maps
The Fossil Butte geologic map (1.2 mb) zooms in on the land within the park boundaries. The labels for each rock type are defined in the legend on the map above. Features for context like the visitor center are shown.
Other Fossil Butte maps
The Fossil Butte regional map (50 kb) shows where the park is in relation to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, as well as nearby highways and cities — Rock Springs, Evanston, and Salt Lake City.
Here’s a Cenozoic fossil parks map that shows other nearby parks preserving Cenozoic era (post-dinosaurs) fossils. Click the image to view a full size JPG (100 kb) or download the PDF (600 kb).
This is a Fossil Butte vegetation map (150 kb), showing the different plant communities that grow in Fossil Butte. It’s mostly sagebrush and shrubs, but you can find aspen, cottonwoods, and other trees as well.
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