TripAdvisor Reviews Lamplighter Inn Vernal
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Wednesday July 23, 2014
This morning we started by heading south on I-215 then east on I-80 and US Rt. 40. The drive east on US Rt. 40 was a beautiful ride through the mountains; there were several points at which the grades were long and steep, but we made the climbs without incident. The scenery varied from high mountain pine forests to high desert areas of very ...
... began his trip here to map the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. He named the Gorge. The road was challenging; very steep with a lot of switchbacks.
As we approached Vernal, Utah it was raining in the mountains, but the sun was out. We saw beautiful rainbows in the valleys. Vernal is a small town, but the whole town is decorated with flower baskets and hanging baskets for miles. The ...
... about 100 are still frozen in time for you to see!! About 149 million years ago, a combination of drought then flood led to hundreds of these creatures (dead and alive) being washed downstream until they started to pile up, into a sort of natural carcass dam. They were then buried in layers of silt and slowly turned into stone for us to study today. This quarry has yielded one of the ...
... one feel very small! You can see the 'tiger stripes' of weathering which is visible on several of this type of rock walls in the area. It is amazing how the swallows find little crags in the sheer rock to build their nests. The swallows swooped around, not quite as much as the bats in the evening, and the merganzers swam upstream. Always Mama followed by her group of youngsters of the year. They are the only ducks that we ever see on this river. ...
... building has been built around a massive rock where fossils were uncovered in the early 1900's. The paleontologists believe that a large mass of dinosaurs gathered in a drying river bed, ran out of water, and died. Then, sometime later a flood occurred and the bones were pushed into a canyon area. The amusing part of the visit was the excitement of Morgan and Jackson in contrast to our budding paleontologist, Garrett, who was so worn out he rested on ...
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