The Best Hiking in Vernal

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Top hiking spots in and near Vernal

  • Vernal, Utah

    McConkie Ranch Petroglyph Trail

    0.8 mi / 200 ft gain
    McConkie Ranch Petroglyph Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Vernal, Utah.
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  • Vernal, Utah

    Dinosaur Trackway

    1.74 mi / 420 ft gain
    Dinosaur Trackway is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Vernal, Utah.
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  • Vernal, Utah

    Fossil Discovery Trail

    1.81 mi / 187 ft gain
    Fossil Discovery Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Jensen, Utah.
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  • Vernal, Utah

    Dry Fork Flume Interpretive Trail

    8.79 mi / 735 ft gain
    Dry Fork Flume Interpretive Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Vernal, Utah.
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  • Vernal, Utah

    Hike the Desert Voices and Sound of Silence Trails

    3.5
    4.7 mi / 340 ft gain
    To get to the Sound of Silence trail head from the entrance of Dinosaur National Monument in Jensen, UT stay on US 149 past the visitor center and you will see parking parallel to the road in about 2 miles on your left. The views are amazing as soon as you get on 149 driving into the park as you...
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  • Jensen, Utah

    Sound of Silence Trail

    3.11 mi / 417 ft gain
    Sound of Silence Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Vernal, Utah.
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  • Jensen, Utah

    Desert Voices Nature Trail and Split Mountain Campground

    2.19 mi / 322 ft gain
    Desert Voices Nature Trail and Split Mountain Campground is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Vernal, Utah.
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  • Jensen, Utah

    Dinosaur National Monument Green River Trail

    2.61 mi / 358 ft gain
    Dinosaur National Monument Green River Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Jensen, Utah.
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  • Jensen, Utah

    Cub Creek Road Petroglyphs Trail

    0.34 mi / 151 ft gain
    Cub Creek Road Petroglyphs Trail is an out-and-back trail that is good for all skill levels located near Jensen, Utah.
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  • Dutch John, Utah

    Highline Trail

    108.96 mi / 17808 ft gain
    Highline Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Dutch John, Utah.
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  • Ballard, Utah

    Ballard Trail

    2.36 mi / 138 ft gain
    Ballard Trail is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Roosevelt, Utah.
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  • Vernal, Utah

    Hike and Fly-Fish Jone's Hole Creek

    8 mi
    Starting from the Jone's Hole National Fish Hatchery the trail follows spring fed Jone's Hole Creek 4 miles to its confluence with the Green River. Along the trail you will be treated to scenic views of the desert canyon, wildlife such as bighorn sheep and deer, as well as spectacular fly fishing...
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  • Moffat County, Colorado

    Harpers Corner Trail

    2.15 mi / 315 ft gain
    Harpers Corner Trail is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Louisville, Colorado.
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  • Vernal, Utah

    Dowd Mountain Hideout Canyon

    8.67 mi / 837 ft gain
    Dowd Mountain Hideout Canyon is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Dutch John, Utah.
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  • Daggett County, Utah

    Hike the Red Canyon Rim Trail at Flaming Gorge

    5.0
    5 mi
    If you only have time for a quick trip to the overlook, the main network of paths leave directly north from the Red Canyon Visitor Center and lead to a few viewpoints that provide impressive vistas to the east and west. For those looking for more solitude away from pavement, the Red Canyon Rim t...
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  • Dutch John, Utah

    Bear Canyon

    3.04 mi / 289 ft gain
    Bear Canyon is a lightly trafficked out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Dutch John, Utah.
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