We enjoy going to the Kaibab forest (the North Rim Of the Grand
Canyon). There is so much to see and do and the weather is normally
cooler than here in Page, AZ. Our last visit included seeing deer in
velvet, a hummingbird flitting from pine tree to pine tree, several
sinkholes, turkeys, and several (actually 3) good spots to collect some
nice fossils. At 8,000 foot elevation and you can find fossils from
sealife creatures - shells, coral, sponges, etc, etc.
Turn off Highway 67 west onto FS 429 and head to coordinates - N36°
33.214' & W112° 10.581'. The fossils are even in the road at
location. From here stay on 429 until you get to 462. Take a left and
head south to Snipe Hollow (N36° 31.888' & W112° 12.754'), Take
right and head to the sinkhole at N36° 31.753' & W112° 13.310'.
There are fossils all over this area including the far wall of this
sink. On the way here watch the rock areas along side the road. Many of
these have fossils.
If the weather has been dry
and the driver paying attention most vehicles with high-clearance can
make it to these areas.
By the way - we did leave some there for
others to collect.
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