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McConkie Ranch

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Address: McConkie Road, Vernal, UT
Phone Number: 435-789-6733
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Prehistoric Banksy--Just Amazing

Even if you have no interest in archaeology, rock art or the American West, this place is cool. Do-it-yourself tour on private property with a $5 suggested donation (don't be a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Manhattan Beach, California
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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Even if you have no interest in archaeology, rock art or the American West, this place is cool. Do-it-yourself tour on private property with a $5 suggested donation (don't be a jerk, give the money). A very long rock wall with new art around every corner. Trail is crude and rustic, but that adds to the charm. Not handicap accessible... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

World class petroglyphs are scattered along this mile-long cliff face. There are two hikes, one to the right of the parking lot, the other to the left. Both are 1/2 mile long, but the one on the left is rockier and has more steep places. Well worth the trip.

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Oakland, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is private property housing some excellent ancient petroglyphs, with some sadly 'enhanced' by current era graffiti artists. The walk takes you to many panels of art, each with a different perspective on ancient puebloan life. Not a hard hike; just some steepness of the trail periodically, with rubble underfoot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Amazing not to be missed petroglyphs. Well marked trails. Be sure to do both trails. The first trail starts in the parking lot. The Three Kings Trailhead is a short walk from the parking lot. Took about 2 hours to do both trails.

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Roosevelt, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you like beautiful dramatic scenery this is an excellent outing for the day. History up close and personal. Here you can view messages from our ancient civilizations. A little out of the way, but well worth the beautiful drive.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Wasn't sure what to expect visiting the Ranch, it's the kind of place you can only find in a small town and it is refreshing. The site is on private property but is completely open to the public. The ask for a parking fee which is paid to an unattended can in the small shed which also offers a fully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Excellent hike and very cool petroglyphs! They offer walking sticks . . . take the stick!! The hike was fairly challenging for a couple of old people. Our son didn't think so. The cooler petroglyphs are on the trail that goes to the left. We loved it! Excellent value for a $5 donation on the honor system!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Lots of great petroglyphs in a scenic canyon. About 1.5 miles of trails leading to many, many petroglyphs. Quite a hike so bring good shoes. $5 to get in.

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

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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