- Our list of the best things to do in Vernal, Utah, features the top 15 nearby activities — including 10 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Vernal, UT has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Sights & Landmarks, Adventures, Water Activities, and Outdoor Places.
- The results below include the top 16 things to do within the city of Vernal, UT
The largest Jurassic period dinosaur quarry in the world is contained at Utah's Dinosaur National Monument. Guests can easily view almost 1,500 dinosaur fossils within the Carnegie Quarry cliff face, and there are many natural trails to explore the scenery.
94% 68 votes
793 S 1500 E, Vernal, UT 84078 MoreLess Info
A wide range of water-based experiences are offered through Holiday River Expeditions - Utah River Rafting. Guests can go rafting, paddling, kayaking, and mountain biking while special family excursions are also available.
Don Hatch River Day Expeditions host whitewater rafting trips on Green, Yampa and Colorado rivers as well as a day trip through Split Mountain, offering the visitors an opportunity to enjoy the scenic beauty of the surrounding landscape.
Despite being a part of a private property, McConkie Ranch has made available a wide range of native American petroglyphs to the public view. The self-guided hikes follow a moderately difficult trail but the variety and quantity of petroglyphs make it worth the effort.
92% 227 votes
235 E Main Street, Vernal, UT 84078 MoreLess Info
Visitors to the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum are able to discover the prehistoric world in a variety of ways. They can dig for fossils, explore the dinosaur garden, and participate in hands-on exhibits.
99% 84 votes
550 E. Main Street, Vernal, UT 84078 MoreLess Info
Dinosaur River Expeditions - Private Day Tours provide guided services for white water rafting. The Green River and the Yampa River are featured spots for private rafting tours that cover transportation to and from the rivers as well as meals.
Sheep Creek Geological Loop is a 13 mile long route through the Sheep Creek National Geologic Area and offers some stunning views of the twisted rock formations called the Unita Fault with an occassional sighting of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep.
In the heart of Utah's Dinosaur region, the Red Fleet State Park features 200-million-year-old dinosaur tracks. There are also many nature-based activities such as camping, swimming, fishing, hiking, and boating.
As the site of an early settler, John Jarvie Ranch features a dug out cabin, stone house, and other structures from the late 1800s. The ranch showcases artifacts like blacksmith tools, interactive displays, and a general store.