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Address: McConkie Road, Vernal, UT
Phone Number: 435-789-6733

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Amazing Petroglyph Viewing Experience

The petroglyph cliff is amazing. Beautiful landscape. The trail was fun and manageable for our young kids. They really enjoyed searching for the next rock art.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The petroglyph cliff is amazing. Beautiful landscape. The trail was fun and manageable for our young kids. They really enjoyed searching for the next rock art.

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Montrose, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This hillside trail on private property leads to a surprising collection of Fremont Rock Art. The carvings are easy to find once you negotiate the narrow up hill trail. Well worth the $4 per vehicle requested donation.

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Sandy, UT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We only hiked the Three Kings trail since it is the easier one. My 70-year old husband did fine on that trail. We could get right up to many petroglyphs and look up to others. It is important to not touch the petroglyphs as the oils from your hands damage them. There were also some pictographs, colored pictures. I would... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This turned into our main event for the day, it was really cool. Don't stop looking too soon, petroglyphs are all over! We hiked up the hill, and almost came back down, then realized we could keep going along the wall and there were more and more petroglyphs. The up the hill hike is not for elderly or those with... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We spent an afternoon at the ranch. It is difficult to find, so make sure to pick up a brochure or check out on-line information. The best map appears to be the one posted on the fridge. If you are able-bodied and in reasonably decent shape, the short hikes should not be an issue. They may be steeper for some... More 

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This venue is about 12 miles out of town. There is a sign that tells you that you are at the ranch. This is on private land but they have a parking lot. We were there in January so we were the only car there. There is a cabin you can go in where people have left post-it notes all... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Great petroglyphs in a nifty setting that's unlike any other. Be sure you wear boots! Western eccentric charm- worth the trip.

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Riverton, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Hundreds of petroglyphs and even some pictographs. There are two trails each about a mile long one way. This is on private property but the owner allows public access to these historical figures carved in the rock. He only asks for $4 per car and has water and pop for only a buck. And caps for $12. So don't be... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

These petroglyphs are on private property, so please be considerate so others can view these amazing petroglyphs in the future. If you're staying in Vernal, there are usually brochures about the petroglyphs available at your hotel. They're located in Dry Fork Canyon, which is beautiful in and of itself. Watch for the sign to the McConkie ranch. Park in designated... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

It's rustic. The "trails" are primitive and challenging ( I am 65 and husband is 69), but the payoff makes the effort so worth it. My fear is that the graffiti "artists" will become so bold that the owners will have to shut it down to preserve these fabulous works of art. This is one of the best places I... More 

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