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McConkie Ranch

McConkie Road, Vernal, UT
435-789-6733
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Ranked #5 of 11 attractions in Vernal
Type: Hiking Trails, Mysterious Sites, Ancient Ruins
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Norton Shores, Michigan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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16 reviews 16 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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SLC, UT
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My family really enjoyed a couple of hours at McConkie Ranch. All of us did the Three Kings trail and then the ones who still had energy did a quick tour of the Main Trail. Both are outstanding - you can get right up close for some fun photos of 1,000+ year old art. The trails are well-marked. There are... More

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Denver, Colorado
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120 reviews 120 reviews
35 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This one mile hike (one way) is a little strenuous if you aren't fit but my husband who had knee surgery last year was able to do it. The hike takes you along a ledge where you can see petroglyphs and a nice view of the valley below. Donations are $4 and there are porta potties at the site. Bring... More

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Stockton, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We went to this area of Utah specifically for Dinosaur National Monument. We really enjoyed our visit there but were very happy that some nice young women at a nearby coffee shack told us about McConkie Ranch. It was not easy finding it but well worth the effort and people we asked along the way were really friendly. I'm not... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I spent an afternoon at McConkie Ranch and was blown away! The others have left very accurate reviews, so I will only add a few items: 1 - The petroglyphs face West. I visited in the afternoon so they were all in full sun...which was good and bad for photos. The rock of some glyphs is quite shiny which results... More

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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I had no idea such a place existed--and I have lived in Utah my entire life. We were blown away by the number, variety, quality and accessibility of the petroglyphs. We were completely absorbed and very grateful to the owners of the property for allowing access. If you go, take good binoculars for the Three Kings panel or you will... More

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Seattle
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65 reviews 65 reviews
5 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

You have to walk to get to it. It's flat and easy, about a mile and very worthwhile. Look up to see the Three Kings petroglyph which are black against the red sandstone, large and imposing. These are some of the best I have seen as a panel. I'm very glad that the landowner gave us access to this panel.

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Dunnellon, Florida
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119 reviews 119 reviews
57 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

McConkie ranch provides a unique opportunity to view indian petroglyphs up close and to experience, to some degree, what the ancient artists must have experienced working up on these rugged cliffs. To see the petroglyphs you must be willing and able to climb a rugged rocky hillside with several steep sections. My wife and I are over 65 and no... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

What a cool place! I can't believe there's no cost, and it's on private property. Honor system cold water for sale. Two simple covered picnic tables. Porta-potty. We went left first and saw all we needed to see in about an hour. I love petroglyphs, have stopped in a bunch of places to see 'em, and these are some neat... More

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