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McConkie Ranch

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

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Unbelievable how low key but dramatic this is!

I didn't know what to expect but we drove out to the ranch and pulled into the parking lot. Basically it was "self serve". Register, follow the ribbon up the trail, look at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Garden Grove, California
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Garden Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I didn't know what to expect but we drove out to the ranch and pulled into the parking lot. Basically it was "self serve". Register, follow the ribbon up the trail, look at the ancient petroglyphs and return. A little vigorous up the trail but not really too long. I estimate it to be 1.5 miles. We bought a shirt... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We didn't get it. This place is rated highly, but we could only see a couple of petroglyphs (perhaps it was the angle of the sun??). I appreciate that it is on private property and open to the public, but we just did not understand where to go vs. where NOT TO GO. I think I would recommend skipping this... More 

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Nice hike to find petroglyphs. The McConkie Ranch has a nice little setup for tourists to park and spend the afternoon tromping around the Cliffside. Free.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I hate to share this since it's on private land (unprotected), but worth the trip to see the petroglyphs. PLEASE keep this spot pristine for the future. Wonderful, wonderful, educational and thought-provoking.

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Greeley, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

If you have a couple hours & $4 to your name this is a must see if you like petroglyphs. We found it not by McConkin Ranch name on Google maps but by the name Dry Fork Canyon. Things you need to bring include high top hiking shoes, water, good sun hat, walking stick (but they have some you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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Address: Address: McConkie Road, Vernal, UT
Phone Number: 435-789-6733
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Vernal

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