From the ancient Dune Dwellers who used fossils for jewelry, to the famous expeditions of Roy Chapman Andrews in the 1930s, to the formation of a National Park in the 1990s, the Flaming Cliffs have a rich history of discovery, mystery and global cultural and scientific importance.


Efforts to preserve and protect the Flaming Cliffs area and its fossils are ongoing, and you can help! Whether you’re planning a visit, live nearby, or just want to contribute from afar there are simple ways you can help make sure the Flaming Cliffs remain an inspiring and scientifically valuable location for all.