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Red Cloud/Dry Fork Scenic Backway
Red Cloud Dry Fork Backway
Views of towering mountains highlight this route that is accessed 14 miles north of Vernal from US Hwy 191. The byway travels through miles of aspen groves, open meadows and lodgepole pine forests of Ashley National Forest. Camping and picnic opportunities are literally around every corner! Numerous streams and picturesque lakes provide a wide variety of high country fishing opportunities.
Stop and explore the Fremont Indian rock art at McConkie Ranch. Trails take you up close and personal to figures 9 feet tall. The petroglyphs are on private land. Visitors are asked to obey all signs and respect the sites. Driving time through this 45-mile route is approximately 2 hours. The road surface varies between paved and gravel. Some portions closed in winter months.
355 N Vernal Ave. Vernal, UT 84078
The Northern entrance is 14 miles north of Vernal off US Hwy 191. The southern entrance is on Dryfork Canyon Road just north of Vernal.