One of the most unique sights in all of Utah is the Wall of Bones at Dinosaur National Monument. To view this geologic wonder, rent a car from Allsave Car Rental Utah, and head east to the park’s entrance. From there, explore the park on foot, car, or raft. While there are countless ways to spend your time in Dinosaur, here is a list of our 10 favorite activities.
1. Visit the Quarry Exhibit Hall
After renting your car in Vernal, head to the Quarry Exhibit Hall to see the most spectacular aggregation of dinosaur bones in the world. The Wall of Bones contains 1,500 visible fossils for visitors to see and touch! To learn more about the monument, attend a ranger talk at the Quarry Exhibit Hall – this will prepare you for your journey through the monument!
2. Take a Drive
There are several scenic byways that offer breathtaking views of the park. The Tilted Rocks Drive stretches 10 miles past the Quarry Visitor Center. This route provides views of striped rock faces, winding rivers, and ancient petroglyphs. Alternatively, Harpers Corner Road is a longer drive and provides sweeping views of the region’s rivers and canyons.
The Yampa and Green Rivers flow through the monument and converge at Steamboat Rock. Take a guided, multi-day tour down either of these rivers to view the heart of the region. Adrenaline junkies will enjoy the faster pace of the Yampa River, while novices will find respite in the Green River.
After rafting through the depths of the canyons, lace up your boots to ascend the region’s peaks. Hikers of all ages and abilities will find a trail that suits their needs. The Fossil Discovery, Desert Voices, and Sound of Silence Trails range from easy to difficult.
5. Visit a Historic Homestead
Chances are, you’re going to get hungry while visiting the monument. Stock up on groceries in Vernal to enjoy a picnic at a historic site at the end of Cub Creek Road. Visitors can view a century-old frontier ranch, including a hand-built cabin and outbuildings.
Request a Reservation
Stay tuned for our next blog post for the remaining five activities. In the meantime, contact us at (435) 789-4777 to learn about our airport car rentals or request a reservation online now. With great rates on car, truck, SUV, and van rentals, we’ll help you find the perfect vehicle for your journey through Dinosaur National Monument!