Hagerman Fossil Beds, NM, contains the largest concentration of Hagerman Horse fossils in North America. The Monument is internationally significant because it protects the world’‘s richest known fossil deposits from a time period called the late Pliocene epoch, 3.5 million years ago. These plants and animals represent the last glimpse of time that existed before the Ice Age, and the earliest appearances of modern flora and fauna.
Hours + Fees
Thursday - Monday (from September 4th till Memorial Weekend).
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
The Visitor Center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.
Everyday (from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend);
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The road leading to the Monument is a public road and is open 24 hours a day. Access to the Monument closes at dusk.
Map + Directions
Hagerman Fossil Beds NM Visitor Center is located along Highway 30 in the town of Hagerman across from the High School.
From 1-84 North
Take the first Bliss exit (#137) and travel approximately 2 miles to the turn off for Highway 30 on the right. Travel 8 miles south on Highway 30 to the town of Hagerman. The Visitor Center is on your left.
From I- 84 South
Take the second exit # 155, (Wendell/Hagerman). Travel about 10 miles to the intersection of Highway 30. Make a right onto Highway 30 and travel north approximately 2 miles. The Visitor Center is on your right. Parking is available in front of the Visitor Center, behind the Visitor Center, off Reed Street, or at the Town Park, one block north of the Visitor Center.
Hagerman is located approximately one and one half hours from Boise, Idaho and forty minutes from Twin Falls, Idaho.