McConkie Ranch Petroglyph Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
Vernal, UT
McConkie Ranch Petroglyph Trail is a 4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Vernal, UT and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.0 miles Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking


6 days ago

hiking

Pretty cool petroglyph. Trail is pretty good too.


1 month ago

Great. Do it yourself state park!


1 month ago

hiking

Super easy hike. Definitely not 4 miles. Leave the 5 dollar donation, borrow a walking stick and walk on up to the petroglyphs. It is a verrrry short hike. I'd imagine its doable by any and all. :)


1 month ago

Man. This is some fun stuff. The hike up is definitely moderate. Lots of loose rock/gravel and some steep edges. The trail is well marked. The petroglyphs are labeled and easy to see. Just panel after panel of work. Don't be a turd - leave the $5 donation.

My husband and I decided that "Doug" and "Greg" were the guys in charge of the tribe scratchings a few thousand years ago. Doug was really into swirly circles, and Greg preferred plain circles or circles around people's bellies. They both liked designing the jewelry, but had a major falling out when deciding how to depict the high-profile scene. Doug thought the bear needed scarier paws, but Greg was really into his "animal teeth" phase. Only one of them survived work that day. I'll let you decide who after you hike the trail.

^^^ none of that is historical fact, but we DID see a scary snake. So watch out for that.


2 months ago

hiking

We took this trip not really expecting much. We were so wrong. This place is pretty neat. You do have to actually hike/climb to see the Petroglyphs but the trails are short and worth it. One suggestion do not trust MapQuest for directions. We went on a wild goose chase with our phones and MapQuest directions.


2 months ago

hiking

Loved this hike!!! My kids 19 & 12 yrs old loved trying to find the petroglyphs. We could not believe how many were right there in front of you


1 year ago

hiking

Great hike! We decided to run it and found it to be a great workout. We also included the 3 Kings trail and together it was over 5 miles. Great views! We plan on going again.


2 years ago

Most amazing petroglyphs I have seen yet. Met the ranch family owners today they were mending the fence line. Great friendly people. Absolutely worth the time, drive, hike it was beautiful.


2 years ago

So glad the property owner preserved it! Awesome! Worth the trip. Be ready to climb a little. The owner is very nice and gave us a tour.


3 years ago

hiking

Awesome petroglyphs! Ranch is actually a few yards further then the map says.. But it gets you in the general direction. Was easy with little kids and dog, great hike!


4 years ago

hiking

Some of the best petroglyph viewing in the entire west! Panel, after panel, after marvelous panel are easily accessible. From the parking lot, the best glyphs are to the South.