Explore the most popular forest trails near Vernal with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
5 days ago

The trail is relatively easy but long, almost 9 miles round trip. If you are not a nature lover, the hike itself is not very exciting. However, the view at the end is literally breathtaking and worth the trip.

Bring sturdy, comfortable shoes since the trail is surprisingly rocky. A hat and plenty of water is a must since there is no shade for virtually most of the trail. Trail path is easy to follow for the most part but you lose it right at the end. Also lots of cow pies on the path, so watch your step.

Loved this hike. Not much of an elevation gain so its easy to keep on moving. View at the end is stunning, sat there for 2 hrs.

Great drive. Varied landscape. Leads to many hike opportunities. Did in my many trips to Salt Lake. Each year I would new routes off of the interstate.

hiking
6 months ago

This trail is not 7.8 miles as listed here nor 8 miles as listed on the description in the park. I clocked it at 8.7 roundtrip. The trail itself is uneventful until the very end, the view is AMAZING. There is zero shade until the last 2/3 of the trail as you descend slightly into juniper forest. Solitude is guaranteed. Easily the best trail in Dinosaur.

hiking
11 months ago

Somewhat uneventful hike until you near the point. More like a 4.5/5 for this reason. Solitude and views from the point make it well worth it though. I plan to return to the area some day and I will be doing this hike a second time.

scenic driving
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wonderful drive through beautiful country. Flaming George is awsome

hiking
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

This is a beautiful, desert trail that has a rewarding & spectacular view of split mountain and the green river at the end: Definitely worth the hike - just make sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen.

camping
Saturday, January 14, 2012

I did this one on horseback. Wonderful scenery. One location enabled us to see into Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and of course Utah, from the same point. We rode from Hwy 191 at McKee Draw to the Summit of Leidy Peak. We spent six days covering the distance.

camping
Friday, January 13, 2012

Did this one horseback. We rode from Hwy 191 at McKee Draw to East Park the along the Highline Trail to the Summit of Leidy Peak. We made a week of it and had a fantastic time. The trail goes on across the Uintas to Mirror Lake. I'd like to the rest one day!