Sound of Silence Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Vernal, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length3.0 miElevation gain324 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsRunningViewsWildlifeRockyNo shadeFeeNo dogs
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Getting There

Dinosaur National Monument charges a fee to enter. Fees are $25 per vehicle or $20 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is $15 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $45.

Utah Travel Council, Council Hall, P.O. Box 147420 , Salt Lake City, UT, 84114, Phone: 801-538-1030, travel@utah.com

Directions from Jensen: Take 149 past the Quarry Visitor Center, follow signs.

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Brenna Hayes
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cbcates4 User
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Roger Parker
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Hiking

Well marked, a couple spots of slightly steep scramble

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shelly sessions
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Patricia Shannon
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Scott Brooks
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Hiking

Great hike! It has a little bit of several types of terrain. Lots of fun! Recommend the Sound of Silence Trail Guide.

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John Moffat
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Backpacking

I'd rate it as moderate. Beautiful different rock and dirt formations. Very informative guide booklet available at the trailhead. Some uphill climbing and descending is required, and the trail seems to be well marked despite some distracting game trails. The scenery is fantastic. Take the 10 minutes to hike west up the rocky slope at marker 15! You won't be disappointed!

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Shujung Yin
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Hiking

Great hike!!

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Don Greene
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julie_journeys on instagram
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Hiking

Fantastic views!!! Saw some lizards and little birds, but the scenery was what it's all about. Follow my instagram for more adventures @julie_journeys

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Elizabeth Morrison
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Hiking

Great trail with interesting geology and varied terrain. A little scrambling over some rocks - but not bad. Highly recommend.

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Paul Saroli
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Amanda Archibald
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Hiking

Very fun and interesting trail. The best part is this huge rock towards the end of the hike. It’s very exposed and hot, so this hike is a lot better in the early morning. Make sure to bring enough water!!

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Carrie Sanders-Hartley
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Running

My daughter and I ran this trail after a long day's drive from Reno. We arrived at the national park to camp in the evening and ended up on the trail just before sunset. The low sun, combined with the red rocks made for a lovely and scenic end to our day on the road. I would say evening is probably the best time to be out in this desert environment during hot summer days as the trail is full exposure. We ventured a bit further in the morning to see some pretty cool petroglyphs. It was sad to see that some modern-day folk choose to scratch in the rock surrounding (and sometimes even over) the irreplaceable art of Native American ancestors.

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Adam Cowie
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HikingNo shade

Pretty desert hike. A lot of the trail is within a red sandy wash and not as much over the slick rock as we had hoped, but nice views from several spots (particularly northeast side of loop). Not a good hike if there's chance of rain (flash flooding) since it's follows the wash for nearly half the route. Moderate level hike (not 'Moderate to Difficult' as National Park trail sign says by trail head). Very well marked with lots of directional arrows at turns.

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Olivia Lehman
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HikingNo shadeScramble

Cool hike. I enjoyed going through the canyons, it felt like a maze. The trail was very well marked which was good because otherwise you would get very lost. Lots of neat rock formations. I wish we would have grabbed the trail guide because there were lots of numbered markers along the way but we didn’t know what for.

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Lara Houser
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Amazing trail.

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Shelley Stotz
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HikingNo shadeRockyScramble

What an amazing trail .... we went on June 9 2020 along with the Desert Voices Trail... to see for yourself check out the YouTube video and full review in the comments: https://youtu.be/jr5K913WT30 Highly recommended!!

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Ben Fox
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Hiking

Really fun trail! Ended up getting lost in the river bed, but that was likely due to my own foolishness. If you stop and listen on this trail, you will definitely hear the sound of silence!!! Crazy quiet

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Lauren Hunt
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HikingNo shade

Went midmorning on a Saturday and saw no one until we came out of the trail. Easy-ish unless you want to go up one of the giant boulders.

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Dre F
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Hiking

Trail was open despite covid19 closures. Not a single person on it besides us. Absolutely quiet and peaceful. Very warm- bring water, as there is not a lot of shade. Be on the lookout for snakes. Worth it! @flybydre

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Dawn Page
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This hike takes you through a geological wonderland. It seems like six hikes in one. Highly recommend seeking out this trail. Bring lots of water as there is very little shade. We went clockwise and there were a couple of scrambles down rock falls. If you are unsure of your footing you can go counterclockwise or use poles. We hiked it in mid-October and the fall colors were amazing.

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Kris Monty
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Hiking

fun hike! it's a beautiful area with diverse geology to keep it interesting.

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Christina Lopez
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Hiking

Fantastic views if you scramble to the top. This trail offers a wide range of scenery, very limited shade.

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Evinmacdonel .
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