Top 10 Experiences
The Best We Have To Offer
We want you to experience Northeastern Utah as completely as you can. Below are our absolute must-sees and must-dos.
Play like a Paleontologist
Better make sure you have your Dinosaur Hunting License, cause there's ever so much dinosaur tracking to do in Northeastern Utah. For starters, there's the Dinosaur National Monument Quarry, Utah State Field House Museum, Dinosaur Gardens, and Red Fleet State Park. Stop by the BLM office and find out where you can even do a bit of digging for fossils yourself!
Take it to the Gorge
Whether you like to boat, fish, bike or hike, make your way up the Flaming Gorge-Uintas National Scenic Byway. Stop at Red Canyon Overlook, drive the Sheep Creek Canyon Loop, get a good look inside the Flaming Gorge Dam. Rough it or live it up. Either way, make sure you leave time for some serious star gazing.
Northeastern Utah is home to Nine-Mile Canyon - the longest corridor of Fremont Indian petroglyphs (carvings in rock) and pictographs (paintings on rock) in the world. If that isn't enough, explore Dry Fork Canyon, Jones Hole, Echo Park, and you'll discover even more of these ancient wonders. Some over 200 feet high!
Run the River
Easy or wild - a river trip down Northeastern Utah's Green or Yampa River is a thrill you'll never forget. Make it the perfect family vacation - or scream for extreme adventure. Whatever your choice, our guides and outfitters can get you and your family down the river in style.
Take a hike - or bike!
Trails, trails, trails, and more trails. In Northeastern Utah, you can cruise through mountain meadows, blaze across high desert canyons, or climb alpine forests. Need another reason to head Northeast? Keep in mind, when the weather down yonder is way too hot, we're not.
Hook a Worm
Catch record-breaking trout at Flaming Gorge. Fly-fish at Jones Hole. Cast your line into one of our 600 lakes and rivers. The bottom line is - Northeastern Utah is the reel deal.
Stir-r-up the Wild West!
From rodeos to pow wows, from outlaw trail rides to professional bull riding, the Wild West is alive and strong in Northeastern Utah. And so is western hospitality. Come join in the fun as we celebrate our diverse cultures and western heritage.
Nuke a Marshmallow
With so much open space and public land, it's hard not to find a place to camp in Northeastern Utah. Don't forget to bring along a scary story or two.
Dig up the Past
Shop at John Jarvie's general store where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid stocked up on supplies. It's only one of our many local museums and historical sites where you can listen to the tales of Native American Indians, rugged mountain men, early pioneers, and outlaws of American's old West.
Big horn sheep, moose, Rocky Mountain goats, elk, deer, pronghorn antelope, cougars, coyotes, Golden and Bald eagles. The list goes on and on. So bring along your camera, your binoculars, your bird lists. Catch a glimpse of Dinosaurland's wild side.