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

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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71 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We took the Three Kings self-guided trail on this private ranch land that preserves some of the most accessible, greatest quantity of Classic Vernal Fremont rock art. Just about everywhere we looked on the cliff face were petroglyphs (and a few pictograms). Best of all, we were in natural solitude contemplating people who for at least 1000 years (800 years... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Getting a bit faded over the years, but worth the look and hiking/scrambling involved in seeing them.

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Belper, Derbyshire
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135 reviews 135 reviews
24 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a national treasure that exists on private land. There is a car park with a small hut in which there are drinks available to buy and even t shirts. You are also asked to contribute $4 to park your car. This is all based on honesty. The trail itself is quite difficult and probably not useable for people... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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64 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A real step back in time. Hand painted signs take you along a quite challenging route amongst the rocks to significant sites of pictographs from hundreds of years ago. Pay $4 per car into a trust box. This is an astonishing and important historical site apparently run by the landowners. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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