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Vernal, Utah Tourist Attractions

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Vernal serves mainly as a base for exploring Dinosaur National Monument, Flaming Gorge and the Uinta Mountains. Each is covered separately in its own section.

Presented below is information about a few other attractions in and near town. Click on any name to learn more about the attraction.

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  • 4545 East Highway 40, Dinosaur
  • National Park
  • 970-374-3000

Dinosaur National Monument has two identities. The Quarry Area, contains a quarry with some 1,600 exposed bones from 11 different dinosaur species. Near the quarry is a short nature hike, a pleasant scenic drive, Indian petroglyphs, and the preserved cabin of a female homesteader.

  • Box 279 , Manila
  • National Park
  • 435-784-3445

Big, beautiful Flaming Gorge Lake, enclosed by brightly colored canyon walls and set amidst hundreds of thousands of acres of forested hills, makes up the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. It is a wonderful setting in which to boat, fish, hike, bike or just stare.

  • 496 East Main (Highway 40), Vernal
  • Museum
  • 435-789-3799

Don't just walk the path of dinosaurs. Touch, feel, hear, and explore it at the new 22,000-square foot Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum opening June 2004.

  • Other
  • 801-450-5451

Round up your family for a true Western experience, complete with horse-drawn sleigh rides along the Weber River, a delicious western gourmet menu & award winning music in the warmth of our elegant lodge. Private events with winter activities also available.

  • 170 South 500 East, Vernal
  • 437-781-4400

This area contains 455,000 acres of diverse ecosystems in a very remote setting, and maintains a frontier mystique. There is an abundance of wildlife species for viewing, including deer, elk, black bear, blue and sage grouse, numerous hawks, antelope, mountain lion, small mammals, birds, reptiles, a...

  • 1318 Colorado 318, Maybell
  • National Park
  • 970-365-3613

Both sides of the Green River are preserved wild in the 12,150 acres of this refuge. Migratory birds such as the Great Basin Canada Goose find nesting grounds here. If birds are less interesting to you than animals of the four-legged variety, keep an eye out for elk, moose and otter.

  • 170 South 500 East, Vernal
  • 435-781-4400

Elevation 5700 ft. A diverse area, with outlaw hideouts and blue ribbon fishing in the Green River. Located along a wonderful two lane paved road that heads to the Jones Hole Fish Hatchery and Dinosaur National Monument.

  • Utah 149, Jensen
  • Museum
  • 435-781-7700

The famous Douglass Quarry is the site of a whole wall of dinosaur bones, some of them complete skeletons. It's closed for renovations to make the building earthquake safe, but the address and phone number on this listing will help you reach the temporary visitor center in Jensen.

  • Dutch John
  • Other

The Flaming Gorge Dam is 502 feet tall and 1,285 long at its crest. A visitor center at the north end of the dam has exhibits, video programs and other information.

  • Green River
  • State Parks
  • 435-564-3633

Green River State Park is an oasis on the bank of the Green River where tall cottonwood trees shade well-manicured lawns. The park is a favorite embarkation point for river trips through Labyrinth and Stillwater canyons and is a good base for seeing much of southeastern Utah.

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The entire area comprising Flaming Gorge Country is one that can be compared to nothing short of breathtaking. Whether you’re taking in the beautiful scenery, enjoying the numerous activities available or simply relaxing and enjoying the slower-paced lifestyle we enjoy here, there's an abundance of resources that are sure to bring a smile to your face.
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