Dinosaurland and Eastern Utah: Places to Explore


  • Dinosaur National Monument

    Dinomania rules at this 330-square-mi park that straddles the Utah-Colorado border. While the main draws are obviously the ancient dinosaur fossils, the park's setting is something to savor as well. From... Read more

  • Duchesne

  • Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

    If you happen to be standing in front of the Flaming Gorge or its reservoir with a crowd of people, don't be surprised to hear a few gasps and exclamations of surprise. The sheer size of these bodies of... Read more

  • Helper

    If you stroll Helper's main street, full of closed-down shop fronts, you might see one of the bumper stickers dedicated to the sleepy spot's resurgence. Plastered on a few windows, they read, "Been There... Read more

  • Mirror Lake Scenic Byway

    Although the Wasatch may be Utah's best-known mountain range, the Uinta Mountains, the only major east-west mountain range in the United States, are its tallest, topped by 13,528-foot Kings Peak. The Uinta... Read more

  • Price

    Thousands of visitors annually come to Price to look at Utah's prehistoric past in the College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum. Like many Utah towns, Price began as a Mormon farming settlement in the... Read more

  • Roosevelt

    Roosevelt, a small town named for President Theodore Roosevelt, lies between blocks of the sovereign land of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation. Its tiny main street is pure Americana, and resembles... Read more

  • Vernal

    Vernal is the hub of "Dinosaurland," mixing the region's ancient heritage with a certain kitschy charm—think giant dino statues, a dino-themed bowling alley, and an old-time drive-in movie theater. Dinosaurs... Read more