This week we made the long drive out to the West Desert to see the Dugway Geode Beds. The Dugway Geode Beds used to have a private claim owned by the Crapo family, who also operates the U-Dig trilobite claim. The claim was lost to the BLM, so now it's free for the public to dig for geodes in that location.
The trip follows the old Pony Express Route, and we drove for about 2 hours on dirt roads. On our way we saw a lot of pronghorn antelope. We also saw a large herd of wild horses. Once we got to the brown sign above, the road was not well paved. We had a four wheel drive vehicle that did okay, but I don't think a sedan would make it in some parts.
Our boys had a great time running around and climbing the excavation site. There were geodes everywhere! The hardest thing was deciding which ones to pick up and bring home. A lot of the rocks you see have already been smashed open by people. I recommend bringing a large shovel and choosing just about anywhere to dig. We found lots of great geodes that way. The best ones are spherical and light weight. We brought a hammer to crack them open on site. We stayed for about three hours before making the long drive back home.
We used the following coordinates and the GPS on our phone to find it: 39.894126, -113.136825.
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