Rainbow Park & Island Park

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sunday morning after some breakfast, we headed northeast out of Vernal on the Jones Hole Road. After a few miles we turned off to follow the Island Park Road to Rainbow Park and Island Park.

Shortly after entering Dinosaur National Monument again, we stopped near McKee Spring to check out a number of petroglyph panels along the road.

The first panel we spotted

A few more hundred feet down the road we hiked up to rock face above the road here. There were a number of petroglyphs here.

After checking out all the petroglyphs, we continued on down the road to Rainbow Park, just to the north of Split Mountain.

We then headed down to Island Park.

Ruple Ranch

Afterwards we headed back back to Vernal to top off my tank before starting on our way back home. On our way back, we did stop at Fantasy Canyon, but I still need to go through those photos, so you’ll have to wait a little longer for the rest of this trip report!