Travel Blogs from Vernal
... Larry: Kathy, Larry and Darlene drove to the DNM at about 3 in the afternoon. It was about a 30 mile drive to the visitor's center. We then took a shuttle bus to the Quarry Exhibition Hall which is the "piece de resistance" of the national monument. In 1909 Paleontologist Earl Douglass began excavating dinosaur fossils here. A large tilted wall of stone, about a football field long by 100 feet high ...
... out is usually a fairly quick and exciting one. There are four class 3 rapids, and many riffles in-between. This time it was exciting, but not terribly quick due to the low water level. Entering the canyon you come up quickly on Moonshine Rapid, a long, two-part rapid filled with lots of boulders to avoid. Not far beyond is S.O.B. Rapid, which we did not even recognize. There had been so many rocks in the river to avoid, that it just seemed ...
... at 70mph near Rand, Colorado to find a cow moose in the middle of the road. We stared at each other, then she made her way back into the willows.
My campground neighbors: Dann and Donna Kath from the mountains of Virginia, invited me to dinner and Virginia's locally made moonshine. I slept well throughout my first night of ...
All this area was carved out by the glaciers and the seas that the glaciers left behind. At one point, we were driving on the top of a butte, looking down into the Flaming Gorge - it went on farther than the eye could see and was over 5 miles wide! (It is called that because of the bright red soil in some of the buttes). It is hard to explain such vastness to New Englanders because ...
... s face. There are two levels to the building so you
can see the bones across the entire hillside. On the opposite side
of the building there are plaster casts with complete sets of bones
and an entire dinosaur skeleton assembled. We drove further down the
access road into the park and the road wound slowly through rising
rock landforms. The road eventually turned to gravel and there were
pullouts with trails ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking