Your Guide to Vacationing in Vernal, Utah

Your Guide to Vacationing in Vernal, Utah

When you want to get away from the city to enjoy a tranquil camping trip, consider staying at Vernal / Dinosaurland KOA Holiday. While vacationing in Vernal, Utah, you will have the chance to see the beautiful mountain views the state boasts as you explore the local area.

This guide features some of the best attractions to visit and day trips from Vernal, Utah, to help you plan your vacation sightseeing and activities.

Day 1: Moonshine Arch

Stay active while hiking to an impressive 40-foot natural rock arch called the Moonshine Arch. The out-and-back trail to the arch is about 1.5 miles long and is considered an easy-moderate difficulty level because of its partial sandy path and elevation gain. Once you get to the arch, you will be amazed at its beauty.

Ensure you bring plenty of water and sunscreen since the trail has little to no shade.

Moonshine Arch is about a 13-minute drive from Vernal / Dinosaurland KOA Holiday.

Day 2: Red Fleet State Park

You can continue your outdoor adventures by visiting the Red Fleet State Park. The park offers many activities the whole family can enjoy. Take a hike to the 200-million-year-old dinosaur tracks around the park or search for geocaches. You can also swim, boat, fish and paddleboard in the park's reservoir.

Red Fleet State Park is a 15-minute drive from the campground.

Day 3: Dinosaur National Monument

One of the must-see attractions in Vernal, Utah, is the Dinosaur National Monument, where you can see more than 1,500 fossils in the Dinosaur Quarry Exhibit Hall. While exploring and learning about dinosaurs, the area also provides excellent outdoor adventures, whether you want to go hiking or rafting.

The Dinosaur National Monument is a 25-minute drive from our KOA Campground.

Day 4: Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

Another excellent way to spend time outside in Utah is by taking a day trip from Vernal to other parts of the state. Experience the state's beauty when visiting the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area for the day. Flaming Gorge offers many fun activities. Stay active with a guided rafting trip down the Green River or explore the hikes around the area.

You could also take a tour of the Flaming Gorge Dam.

The Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is about an hour's drive from the campground.

Day 5: Salt Lake City

You and your family could also take a day trip to Salt Lake City to explore the city's many attractions, historical sites and restaurants. The city provides art and cultural experiences, museums and plenty of shopping areas to explore.

Salt Lake City is about a three-hour drive from the KOA Campground.

Make Vernal / Dinosaurland KOA Holiday Your Base Camp

There is so much to do while vacationing in Vernal, Utah. During your trip, stay at a place that provides comfort and relaxation, like Vernal / Dinosaurland KOA Holiday. Our campground makes the perfect base camp for all your Utah adventures. Begin your plans for a trip to Vernal by reserving your campsite with us today!

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