Fossil Butte Maps

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

Fossil Butte mapThis 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

Fossil Butte Quarry trail mapHere’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 horse trails mapThis is a Fossil Butte horse trails map (850 kb) that labels different horseback riding routes in the park. Specific instructions are provided for users about riding recommendations and requirements.

Fossil Butte geologic maps

Fossil Butte geologic overview mapHere’s a Fossil Butte geologic overview map (1.1 mb) that shows the rock formations in the area surrounding Fossil Butte National Monument. The legend here is for the detailed geologic map below.

Fossil Butte geologic mapThe 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

Fossil Butte regional mapThe 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.

Cenozoic fossil parks mapHere’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).

Fossil Butte vegetation mapThis 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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