The Uintah Basin Guide


Uintah Basin Guide

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About the Area

Uintah County Utah is in the northeast corner of Utah. Uintah County land area includes 4487 square miles. The population for Uintah County is just over 30,000 people. Vernal, Utah is the county seat and the largest town in the county with a population of more than 8000 people. Maeser and Naples City border Vernal and are part of the business area of Uintah County and the Uintah Basin. Other Uintah Basin towns In Uintah County include Ballard, Bonanza, Fort Duchesne, Jensen, Lapoint, Randlett, Tridell, and Whiterocks.

Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument is a National Monument located on the southeast flank of the Uinta Mountains on the border between Colorado and Utah at the confluence of the Green and Yampa Rivers. Although most of the monument area is in Moffat County, Colorado, the Dinosaur Quarry 40°26′29″N 109°18′04″W is located in Utah just to the north of the town of Jensen, Utah.

The nearest communities are Vernal, Utah and Dinosaur, Colorado. This park has fossils of dinosaurs including Allosaurus, Abydosaurus (a nearly complete skull, lower jaws and first four neck vertebrae of the specimen DINO 16488 found here at the base of the Mussentuchit Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation is the holotype for the description) and various long-neck, long-tail sauropods. It was declared a National Monument on October 4, 1915.

Flaming Gorge

The Flaming Gorge is located in the states of Wyoming and Utah. Activities in the recreation area include camping, hiking, boating and fishing on the Flaming Gorge Reservoir, and rafting on the portion of the Green River downstream from Flaming Gorge Dam.

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