Located on private property, the McConkie Ranch Petroglyphs lack the marketing support of other Utah attractions. Yet for those who hear about the Native American artwork and visit the site 10 miles north of the northeastern Utah town of Vernal, the visit is memorable. The up-close look at drawings from upwards of 1,000 years ago results in a worthwhile effort of hiking a trail that requires some climbing over rocks along the way.
Sometimes called the Dry Fork Canyon Petroglyphs, the attraction is supported by suggested donations of $5 per vehicle, collected by an honor system inside a shack near the start of the trail. The dirt trail is accessible year-round. A fun aspect of the out-and-back trail is approaching the artwork from the other direction on the return trip and seeing what you may have missed the first time. Some of the best material comes just before the turnaround point.
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