My family is always in for a GREAT adventure. So that means we are always looking for a roaring good time that’s a twist from typical family destinations. This summer we’re likely headed to Utah after learning about Dinosaurland. http://bit.ly/1O047kY
Picture it: an adventurous place where families can actually touch 150 million year old dinosaur bones! I’m sure my kids will be in awe gazing and immersing themselves in the history of the wild west too. There are also three museums in the area for families, which makes this trip an educational one too so your kids won’t relapse over the summer.
What’s even more intriguing is that there are also dozens of outdoor activities, ranging from scenic hiking routes, white-water rafting, fishing, a wildlife refuge, and bike trails!
Dinosaurland is the perfect destination for adventurous families like mine. For the adult adventurers there are some really scenic sights and on a good, clear night the Milky Way is a sparkling sight to see in the night skies. My daughter Kaitlin is a science enthusiast so surely enjoy gazing at the stars and she’ll probably enjoy the fossil wall, nature paths and the wildlife refuge most.
Not only that, but there are great pubs and restaurants to give adults a little wind down time too. I can use some “me” time on this trip!
Fun Facts about Dinosaurland:
Uintah County is known for its many petroglyphs and pictographs. It’s arguably one of the best places in America to observe prehistoric art.
Home to some of Utah’s most scenic canyons, rivers, and mountains.
More than 1,500 fossils encased in the fossil wall at Dinosaurland.
Nearby many other scenic parks.
Many accommodation options, from campgrounds, to B+B’s, and various hotels.
Be sure to follow @dinosaurlandUT on Twitter!
And visit http://www.dinoland.com for more info.
Here are Dinosaurland’s top 10 tips for having fun while visiting!
Play like a Paleontologist
Better make sure you have your Dinosaur Hunting License, ’cause there’s ever so much dinosaur tracking to do in Northeastern Utah. For starters, there’s the Dinosaur National Monument Quarry, Utah State Field House Museum, Dinosaur Gardens, and Red Fleet State Park. Stop by the Bureau of Land Management office and find out where you can even do a bit of digging for dinosaur and other fossils yourself! There’s no other region for better fossil digging in Utah.
Take it to the Gorge
Whether you like to boat, fish, bike or hike, make your way up the Flaming Gorge-Uintas National Scenic Byway. Stop at Red Canyon Overlook, drive the Sheep Creek Canyon Loop or take a good look inside the Flaming Gorge Dam. Make sure you leave time for some serious stargazing!
Northeastern Utah is home to Nine Mile Canyon – the longest corridor of Fremont Indian petroglyphs (carvings in rock) and pictographs (paintings on rock) in the world. If that isn’t enough, explore Dry Fork Canyon, Jones Hole, Echo Park, and you’ll discover even more of these ancient wonders. Some are over 200 feet high!
Run the River
Easy or wild – a river trip down Northeastern Utah’s Green or Yampa River is a thrill you’ll never forget. Make it the perfect family vacation – or scream for extreme adventure. Whatever your choice, our guides and outfitters can get you and your family down the river in style.
Take a hike – or bike!
Trails, trails, trails, and more trails. In Northeastern Utah, you can cruise through mountain meadows, blaze across high desert canyons, or climb alpine forests. Need another reason to head Northeast? Keep in mind, when the weather down yonder is way too hot, we’re not.
Hook a Worm
Catch record-breaking trout at Flaming Gorge. Fly-fish at Jones Hole. Cast your line into one of our 600 lakes and rivers. The bottom line is – Northeastern Utah is the “reel deal”.
Stir-r-up the Wild West!
From rodeos to powwows, from outlaw trail rides to professional bull riding, the Wild West is alive and strong in Northeastern Utah. And so is Western hospitality. Come join in the fun as we celebrate our diverse cultures and Western heritage.
Make Some S’mores
With so much open space and public land, it’s hard not to find a place to camp in Northeastern Utah. Don’t forget to bring along a campfire story or two.
Dig up the Past
Shop at John Jarvie’s general store where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid stocked up on supplies. It’s only one of our many local museums and historical sites where you can listen to the tales of Native Americans, rugged mountain men, early pioneers, and outlaws of America’s old West.
Bighorn sheep, moose, Rocky Mountain goats, elk, deer, pronghorn antelope, cougars, coyotes, golden and bald eagles—the list goes on and on. So bring along your camera, binoculars and bird lists. Catch a glimpse of Dinosaurland’s wild side!
This is a sponsored post brought to you by Dinosaurland. All opinions are mine.
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