The Perfect Summer Day in Dinosaurland

Date: May 13, 2022

Categories: Uncategorized

The sun is shining a little brighter, people are shedding their jackets and the days are getting longer. That could only mean one thing — summer is upon us! With summer comes the itch for something new and we know just where to find it. Dinosaurland offers a thrill for the adventure seekers, unique food for our food lovers and relaxation for our leisure travelers. Whatever your goals are for your summer, you can find them here at Dinosaurland!

Adventure seeker

Looking for a way to spice up your summer routine on a trip filled with thrilling experiences? Look no further. Dinosaurland will curb your craving for adventure with its many activities unique to the area. Here are a few things you can do when you visit that will have you squealing with excitement.

Rafting through white waters

Vernal, Utah is home to the Green River — an action-packed river waiting to give you the ride of a lifetime. Winding through the beautiful Flaming Gorge, you’ll experience breathtaking views while cruising down the water. But don’t let that fool you, it won’t always be smooth sailing. The white waters are the main attraction and will have you on the edge of your seat. Once you make it to the end, don’t forget to experience some of the finest fisheries to finish off your day.

ATV and mountain bike trails

If traveling on land is more your speed, Dinosaurland offers miles of trails that are waiting to be explored. The Petty Mountain Loop is an exciting trail that is easy to navigate and offers a picturesque view of a unique geological feature called the Yellowstone Ledge. Go a little further to Lake Fork Mountain and experience excellent views into the high Uinta wilderness. The McCoy Flats trail is another option for those looking to explore open lands and adventure through the great outdoors!

Leisure traveler

If you are longing for a relaxing summer vacation where you can experience cool things without having to put on your hiking shoes, Dinosaurland has you covered. With many easily accessible lookout points and historic museums at your fingertips, you’ll be able to lay low all vacation long while still enjoying all that Vernal, Utah has to offer.

Ashley National Forest

Take a walk through Ashley National Forest and breathe in the fresh air while being surrounded by forestation. With over 1,000 miles of road for all vehicles or foot traffic, jump in a car or set out on foot and surround yourself with the peacefulness of nature. If you are looking for an amazing view, check out Red Canyon Overlook. It just might take your breath away.

Wildlife watching

Vernal, Utah is known for its incredible wildlife and all the opportunities to enjoy it. There have been sightings of bighorn sheep, prairie dogs and even our national bird, the Bald Eagle. Take the opportunity to walk along the Flaming Gorge or the Green River and soak in all there is to see. You might want to bring your camera, you never know when you’ll see something exciting!

Dinosaur National Monument

Take a trip back to prehistoric times at the Dinosaur National Monument. This monument spans over 200,000 acres, ensuring there is no shortage of fun. Have you ever seen a wall of actual dinosaur bones before? Have you ever wanted to be an archaeologist and find your own hidden treasures? Now you can! Enjoy a beautiful day discovering, learning and playing with us at Dinosaur National Monument.


If you’ve traveled somewhere new and didn’t eat incredible food, did you even travel? We all know people with this mindset, and at Dinosaurland, we think it’s completely valid. That’s why we offer unique dining experiences for all our food lovers out there. Pizza? Fancy restaurant? Sweets? We have it all.

Pizza Places

A slice of heaven is awaiting you on your next trip to Vernal, Utah. There is something special about exploring all day long and then sitting down to a hot, cheesy pizza, surrounded by those you love. Antica Forma is a must-try pizzeria that has pizza baking down to a science. Its fresh food and unique options will have you coming back for seconds.

Specialty shops

For all our sweet tooth people out there, we haven’t left you out. Dinosaurland is filled with sugary treats and unique delicacies. Travel to paradise while sipping a drink from Beachin’ that’ll cool you off on a hot summer day. Or take your party to Little Sweet Pea where you will find hand-dipped candies that’ll make your mouth water.

Fancy Restaurants

Put your dress shoes on and grab your friends and family as you enjoy high-quality, juicy steaks or a delicious, packed-with-flavor burger at one of our high-quality restaurants, Matt Curry Steak House. This is the perfect place to celebrate a special event or simply to treat your taste buds to something incredibly appetizing. You won’t regret it!

At Dinosaurland we are dedicated to making sure everyone has their ideal summer vacation. Whether you like the thrill of adventure, find satisfaction in good food or maybe want a little of everything, pack your bags and head to Dinosaurland. We’ll blow your socks off with the perfect summer day you’ll experience.