Historic Quarry Trail
Lee Craig mined fossil fishes for forty
years, retiring in 1937. Part of that time,
he worked a quarry just below the ridge
up the slope from here.
Mr. Craig had lost a leg in a mining
accident before he came to the town
of Fossil to begin his new carrer. Years
later, folks would remember how the
wooden leg creaked as he hiked the
Generally a good-natured fellow, Lee
Craig was understandably fussy about
access to his quarry. He threw one of
his few tantrums when he discovered
that a neighbor on horseback had really
"messed up" the trail.
Littering was offensive -- even then.
The 2 1/2-mile loop trail winds through
the high desert. A 600-foot side trail
climbs to the quarry where Craig and
other oldtimers mined fossils.