Northeastern Utah attractions

Archaeological Site in Price & San Rafael Swell

Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry

Thirty miles south of Price you can visit an actual dinosaur dig site producing over 12,000 bones. A dozen species of dinosaur were buried here 150 million years ago, but the large concentration of meat-eating allos…
Archaeological Site in Vernal

McConkie Ranch Petroglyphs

Worth the drive, the McConkie Ranch Petroglyphs sit 10 miles northeast of town. The 800-year-old Fremont Indian petroglyphs require some rock scrambling to see. Generous ranch owners built a little self-serve info s…
Museum in Vernal

Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum

The informative film at the Utah Field House of Natural History is the best all-round introduction to Utah’s dinosaurs. Interactive exhibits, video clips and, of course, giant fossils are wonderfully relevant to the…
Museum in Price & San Rafael Swell

College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum

In the same building as the Castle Country Travel Desk, you can see real fossils, not replicas, at the College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum. Look for the Utah raptor, first identified in this part of the world…
Park in Vernal

High Uintas Wilderness Area

The Uinta Mountains are unusual in that they run east–west, unlike all other major mountain ranges in the lower 48. Several peaks rise to more than 13,000ft, including Kings (13,528ft), which is the highest point in…
Archaeological Site in Price & San Rafael Swell

Range Creek Wildlife Management Area

For more than six decades, the Wilcox Ranch protected the ancient archaeological sites in what is now Range Creek Wildlife Management Area, east of East Carbon (25 miles southeast of Price). Since the family turned …
Park in Vernal

Starvation State Park

The name comes from the theft of buried provisions, left either by trappers or Native Americans. In different versions of the story, each group blamed the other, though in all likelihood bears were to blame for the …
Park in Vernal

Red Fleet State Park

Twelve miles northeast of Vernal, Red Fleet State Park offers boating, camping and an easy hike to a series of fossilized dinosaur tracks (best visited when the reservoir isn't full). Campsites are a mix of reservab…
Museum in Price & San Rafael Swell

Western Mining & Railroad Museum

The Wild Bunch’s only heist in Utah took place in April 1897, when the gang (which included Butch Cassidy) stole more than $8000 from Pleasant Valley Coal Company in Castle Gate, 4 miles north of Helper on Hwy 191. …
Nature Reserve in Northeastern Utah

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

A recreation area named for its fiery red sandstone canyon, with 375 miles of shoreline around Flaming Gorge Reservoir, which straddles the Utah–Wyoming line. The lake’s 6040ft elevation insures pleasantly warm but …