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Vernal, Utah - Scenic Drives

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Dinosaur Diamond is named for the rough diamond shape of this remarkable area, stretching from Eastern Utah into Western Colorado. The Byway offers opportunities for the public to visit archeological and fossil sites in their natural settings.

  • Two hours (including backtracking on Highway 44) to drive or a day to enjoy the Byway.
  • 82 miles (132 km)

As one of the most aptly named landscapes in the country, Flaming Gorge provides vast scenic vistas that you won't be able to fit into your camera! These views may only live in your memory. Drive this scenic Byway and watch Flaming Gorge and the Uintas unfold from several different perspectives.

  • Paved
  • 1 hour
  • 47 miles oneway

Indian Canyon Scenic Byway climbs out of the Price River Canyon along Willow Creek through the Ashley National Forest. The route reaches 9,100 feet and forests of aspen and Douglas fir. You'll likely see deer and maybe some elk. The trip is autumn is exceptionally beautiful.

  • Paved
  • 2 hours
  • 80 mile roundtrip

If you like pictographs and lots and lots of natural color, this is a road to travel. This road travels a narrow, high-walled canyon and you'll want to stop off by the Jones Hold National Fish Hatchery to explore Jones Creek and Fremont Indian pictographs.

  • Approximately 20 minutes
  • 20 miles (32 km)

The Mirror Lake Highway, SR 150, runs from Kamas, UT toEvanston, WY, bisecting the western portion of the Uinta Mountains.Both Wyoming and Utah have designated this entire stretch ofhighway, approximately 78 miles, as a State Scenic Byway. ItsScenic Byway status acknowledges the spectacular scenery ...

  • Allow 2 hours travel time, with a few more to hunt for rock art and Fremont sites.
  • 78 miles (125 km)

Although the name can be misleading, the 80-mile Nine Mile Canyon provides family-friendly entertainment for campers and day-trippers alike.

  • Paved sections and dirt/gravel sections
  • 2 hours
  • 45 miles oneway

The Red Cloud/Dry Fork Scenic Backway is a 45 mile loop through the eastern Uinta Mountains. It winds through attractive forests of aspen and pine, pleasant open meadows and tumbling mountain streams. The return through Dry Fork Canyon provides nice canyon scenery.

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Northeastern UtahEnjoy Dinosaur National Monument, scenic byways, state parks, wilderness areas, heritage trails, petroglyphs, and family fun. It's world-class fishing, river running, biking, hiking, and camping in alpine meadows and red rock canyons.
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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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