3 Days in Vernal

Dinah the Vernal Dinosaur
Dinah the Vernal Dinosaur

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Want to visit Vernal during Covid-19 Pandemic? There's plenty to do and keep safe social distancing. Check out this three-day itinerary. Mix and match, or follow the itinerary line by line. Be sure to tag #UTAWESOME on your photos, we want to share!

Day 1

Visit Vernal's Green Dinosaur "Rex" and Pink Dinosaur "Dinah!"

Stay at either the local KOA or Dinosaur Inn if you aren't camping. Grab a donut from Get Glazed Donuts (or a dozen.)

Want to see a good dinosaur museum? Visit the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum. Be sure to check out Vernal's Main Street Flowers!

Moonshine Arch offers a family-friendly hike or ATV ride out into the desert to see a huge arch. It's perfect for any age. 

Red Fleet State Park is a great place to kayak, swim, camp, or hike to dinosaur tracks. 

Grab a take-out pizza from Antica Forma and picnic at one of the biggest parks you'll ever see; Ashley Valley Community Park. 

Day 2

Even though the Wall of Bones is not open (yet) there's so much to see and do at Dinosaur National Monument.

Hike some of Dinosaurlands National Park trails. Sound of Silence Trail & Fossil Discovery Trail are good hikes for everyone.

The Driving Tour is a perfect option if the Visitor Center is still closed due to Covid-19. The Driving Tour of the Tilted Rocks offers multiple viewpoints of petroglyphs, a few short hikes, some fun landmarks, and Josie's Cabin. Josie's Cabin is at the end of Cub Creek Road and has two hikes, picnic areas, bathrooms, and stunning views. 

Day 3

Don't drive home the same way you came.

Take a slight detour and head to McConkie Ranch to see some of Utah's BEST and BIGGEST petroglyphs.

After that, drive north to the Flaming Gorge Dam! Take "The Best Dam Tour in Utah." Fish, picnic or just take in the scenic views. 

Head to the Red Canyon Visitor Center for the most EPIC views of the Green River. The visitor center itself is an architectural wonder, sitting on the edge of the cliffs. 

Sheep Creek Geological tour is a 13-mile loop that has some of the most twisted mountain rocks you'll ever see.

Still, have some spare time? Visit Utah's last Ute Fire Tower!

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