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
The Vernal / Dinosaurland KOA Holiday combines natural wonders, fascinating history, and modern comforts to create an unforgettable vacation experience. This KOA campground is the ideal location for exploring the local area, and there is plenty to do right on the premises. You can learn more about the ancient history of these fossils by visiting museums and exhibits, or explore the beautiful natural landscapes with slot canyons, arches and more. You can stay at one of the RV Sites, Deluxe or Camping Cabins, and Tent Sites to make unforgettable memories with your family or friends. You can even book your RV Rentals through our partnership with RVshare. You can also inquire about extended stay or group stay options to get the most out of your camping experience. Staying at our campground will not be complete without trying some of our awesome features, including miniature golf, glamping, giant jenga, E-Bike rentals, and more!
From exploring dinosaur fossils to immersing yourself in outdoor adventures, this campground has something to offer every visitor. Reserve a campsite today for your next family adventure.