7 Unmissable Things to Do in Vernal, Utah

7 Unmissable Things to Do in Vernal, Utah

Vernal, Utah, is ranked as one of the coolest small towns in America. The city offers a lot, including fantastic outdoor adventures and stunning museums. Check out these fun activities to get an idea of what to do in Vernal, Utah!

1. Uncover History at McConkie Ranch Petroglyphs

Spend a couple of hours exploring the history of Vernal, Utah, at the McConkie Ranch Petroglyphs, less than a 20-minute drive from Vernal / Dinosaurland KOA. The ranch is located in the surrounding areas of Vernal and is home to hundreds of petroglyphs carved into the rock by Native Americans thousands of years ago. Take a trail to witness the historical art yourself. 

2. Trek to the Moonshine Arch Vista

This popular Vernal attraction is 7 miles from the campground and perfect for the whole family! Take the 2-mile out-and-back hike to the Moonshine Arch Vista to see nature up close. The easy-to-moderate trail ends at a cliff carved out by water. The arch overlooks the edge, making it appear as though it floats above you. 

3. Hike Alongside Dinosaur Tracks at Red Fleet State Park

The park is home to trails that wind through various landscapes and ancient dinosaur footprints preserved in sandstone. A 15-minute drive from the Vernal / Dinosaurland KOA, this park boasts stunning beauty, from the towering red outcrops that give it its name to the deep blue sky above and the green brush peppered below. 

4. Tour the Uintah County Heritage Museum

One mile down the road from camp, this museum exhibits artifacts from Vernal's past, including historical photos and clothing. Learn about the local history, geology and trade that once flourished here. 

5. Catch a Show at the Vernal Theatre: LIVE

The Vernal Theatre has entertained locals and visitors alike since it opened its doors in 1946. With its shows throughout the week and diverse acts from comedy to music, there's something for everyone at this theatre.

6. Gawk at Dino Replicas at the Utah Field House of Natural History Museum

This museum provides exciting local history and geology displays and is only 3 miles away. The popular Dino Replicas exhibit features life-sized models of dinosaurs sure to fascinate young and old visitors alike.


Book Your Stay Near the Top Attractions in Vernal, Utah

When you're ready to relax after a long day of sightseeing and recreational activities, come back to your spot at Vernal / Dinosaurland KOA.  In addition to the many on-site amenities, this campground is the perfect launch point for an abundance of outdoor activities. 

Whether you want to enjoy a quiet evening by the campfire or take advantage of our playgrounds and swimming pools, our Vernal campground has plenty of things to do and chances to make memories. Reserve your stay today! 

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