Welcome to the Uintah Basin, where you can experience all Utah has to offer in one place.

Dinosaurland, Vernal, Utah  is the only place in the world where you can view and even touch over 1,500 dinosaur bones all in their original resting place. Dinosaur National Monument Quarry and Visitor center are eagerly awaiting the hundreds of thousands of visitors that will enter the park in the coming months. Dinosaur bones are not all that you can see and do in the monument. Plan a picnic at the Green River or Split Mountain. Hitch onto the camper or load up the tent, there is plenty of camping spots available for a night under the stars. Enjoy a quiet hike on the “Sound of Silence” trail or Scream and Holler as you experience white water rafting down the Green River! Exploring the monument on foot will allow you to view massive arches and rarely seen petroglyphs. Don’t forget to stop by “Josie’s Cabin” located in Cub Creek, If you love stories from the Wild West, this is one that you will want to read. 

Dinosaurs are not all Vernal has to offer…camping, hiking, biking, boating, swimming, rafting, petroglyphs, museums and so much more are what makes this area loved by those that live here and vacation here. 

Vernal is home to 3 State Parks. The Utah Field House of Natural History Dinosaur Museum, Steinaker and Red Fleet Reservoir State Parks. You can have your boat launched and ready for a day on the water in less than 20 minutes from down town. Don’t have a boat? Don’t let this stop you, Steinaker is home of the “Vernal Beach” enjoy a day building sand castles, swimming, or playing on the swim dock. There are lots of picnic tables, camp sites, and pavilions. Red Fleet has been referred too as the “Little Lake Powell” with its gorgeous scenery and huge red cliffs. Don’t forget to watch out for Dinosaur Tracks as you play and explore the land around the lake. The Field House museum is a hands on experience where visitors can learn more about the history of the area, view rocks in the mineral room, watch a movie about the fossils that are found in the area, and view paleontologists as they work on newly discovered fossils from the observation window in the new curatorial facility.

If you really want to ride world-class trails…you came to the right place. You can pick your pleasure: Slick Rock, Alpine Forests, or Desert Canyons. We have it all. When the summer months bring sizzling temperatures to the valleys below, biking in the Uinta’s is at its best, with small crowds and GREAT trails. Bike Magazine proclaimed that the Vernal network of trails “Better than Moab?”

Dinosaurland is about rivers. After all, a river is what created the “Wall of Bones.” Rafting the Green and Yampa rivers is one of the best ways to see the area. Rather through the Gates of Lodore, Split Mountain, or Flaming Gorge Dam, this will be an experience you will not forget. Your heart will race from the exhilarating whitewater rapids. You will view wild life and scenery only seen by those that travel the area by raft. 

Make your NEXT Adventure Getaway in Dinosaurland, Vernal Utah.      

You’ll want to stay forever…THE DINOSAURS DID!