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McConkie Ranch

McConkie Road, Vernal, UT
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Ranked #7 of 11 attractions in Vernal
Type: Hiking Trails, Mysterious Sites, Ancient Ruins
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English first
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We had about an hour to explore very quickly the petroglyphs before heading to SLC airport. It was a last minute decision we made that morning to head to McConkie. We chose to hike the 3 Kings Panel trail. It was a quick hike and we enjoyed the dozens of petroglyphs we saw. The trail is not well marked so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The people in the previous review must not have found THE petroglyphs. There are similar ones to many other locations, then there are some absolutely incredible ones, one of a kind ones. Ones that Nat Geo writes articles about. Ones you will never ever see anywhere else. Take the time, do your research and find the right ones. You will... More

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Ivins, Utah
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Due to road construction in the area, we had real difficulty finding the road and entrance to the Farm. It's self guided and the "main" area up from the parking area is steep, narrow and dusty and dead ends below a handful of faded etchings. It was an overcast day which made it that much more difficult to spot them.... More

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West Jordan, Utah, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We came here on our family trip out to Vernal. We had a group of 12 that included 6 kids ages 4-11, and we hiked the main trail. It was a fun, moderate hike for all of us. Everyone enjoyed the hike and petroglyphs!! The only one that had a little trouble was the 4 year old who after we... More

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Grasonville, Maryland, United States
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128 reviews 128 reviews
45 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Wife and I drove 10 miles out of Vernal to view the petroglyphs. When we arrived, we noticed 3 vacant soda machines, 2 Porta Potties, and a small shack. I walked inside the vacant shack and noticed notes attached to all the walls along with a visitor's guest log. Outside of the shack is a can full of walking sticks.... More

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Summit, New Jersey
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was the first thing we did when we arrived in nearby Vernal. Well worth the uphill climb. The really great petroglyphs are near the end of the trail (of course). Warning: the trail is steep in some places so wear appropriate shoes. Oh-and there is no fee but a donation box in the rundown little house next to the... More

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Castle Rock, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Quirky, privately owned site with outstanding petroglyphs. It was only a short hike to see so many petroglyphs that were actually more interesting in many ways than those in Dinosaur National Monument. Highly recommended - don't forget to pay your $4 donation!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The petroglyphs here are definitely worth the drive here to see this. The hike for me was a little tough. There are some climbs over rocks and there are some slippery, sliding rock too. Be sure to wear good hiking shoes and take plenty of water with you. This is being preserved by a private family and is on their... More

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Norton Shores, Michigan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My friend had been told that these were the best petroglyphs in Utah, and despite not seeing other petroglyphs, it is hard to disagree! When you first arrive the visitor's center is a little scary! Everything is on the honor system, you can purchase water, pop, hats and tshirts. A $4 donation is recommended. A guest book and sticky notes... More

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Page, Arizona, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We're fortunate to have this excellent rock art viewing opportunity on private land. The parking, trails, and entire layout are great. Please respect this fantastic location with the standard leave only footprints and take only pictures request.

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