Utah has long been one of the fastest-growing states, with much to see and explore. Whether you are a newer resident or have lived here all your life, you could never run out of ideas for day trips in this scenic state. Let Allsave Car Rental Utah provide a vehicle to lead you to your next adventure. Here are five destinations to explore in and around Vernal, Utah.
1. McConkie Ranch Petroglyphs
You must visit Dry Fork Canyon, where you will find the McConkie Ranch Petroglyphs. There is a trail almost a mile long at the ranch which displays these panels of rock art, dating back to as early as the first century. This is a great destination for your rental car adventure if you want to experience some ancient culture and art history in such a monumental form.
2. Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum
Utah Field House shares the story of the earth’s entire history through hands-on exhibits and activities. You can travel back in time to the prehistoric world, dig for fossils, and explore the dinosaur garden. A visit here can also lead you to other adventures in Vernal.
3. Fantasy Canyon
At only about 10 acres in size, Fantasy Canyon packs a lot of appeal into a small slice of land. You can hike the Fantasy Canyon Loop Trail to reach the canyon and discover the geological features which earned it the nickname, “The Devil’s Playground.” There are spectacular yet fragile geologic formations that are the result of sandstone eroding over time. Because of that, this area is also known as “Nature’s China Shop.”
4. Moonshine Arch
This is one of Vernal’s best-kept secrets and is relatively untouched by commercial tourism. The spectacular arch is hidden from sight until hikers come around the last bend on the trail. It will take your breath away and perfectly frame your view of Steinaker Reservoir.
5. Uintah County Heritage Museum
Another great stop on a day trip, this museum explores a lot of the local history of the early people who inhabited this region. Find out why they traveled into the Uinta Basin and decided to stay, or perhaps were forced to stay. These incredible stories have been preserved for you to learn through an educational museum experience of tours, workshops, art shows, and exhibitions.
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