Fantasy Canyon |

Vernal

Roadside Attraction Fantasy Canyon - Vernal Roadside Attraction Fantasy Canyon

Vernal

Overview

RATING: Roadside Attraction
MAPS: None needed.

Sun

Snow showers likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 42. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

42 | 25

Mon

Partly sunny, with a high near 42.

42 | 21

Tue

Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

50 | 21

Wed

A slight chance of snow showers after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

50 | 25

Thu

A chance of snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 45.

45 | 24

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SEASON: Any, though roads can be difficult in the winter.

Sun

Snow showers likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 42. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

42 | 25

Mon

Partly sunny, with a high near 42.

42 | 21

Tue

Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

50 | 21

Wed

A slight chance of snow showers after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

50 | 25

Thu

A chance of snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 45.

45 | 24

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Fantasy Canyon

Fantasy Canyon

Fantasy Canyon is a small roadside attraction of highly weathered rock formations in very strange shapes. Though not a destination, this makes a great, short, roadside attraction before or after floating the White River. It is only a few mile diversion from the Enron White River takeout. This is also a great place for kids to play and explore.

Note: The Vernal area is experiencing tremendous growth in the oil industry. The drive to the trailhead is dotted with an incredibly large number of oil wells and associated blight. The road should be passable by most all vehicles when dry, though keep an eye out for large trucks that frequent the roads.
Fantasy Canyon Scenery

Fantasy Canyon Scenery

Fantasy Canyon

Fantasy Canyon

Getting There

Travel east out of Vernal to Naples. On the south end of Naples, take UT45 south for about 20 miles. You will cross the Green River en route.

20 miles from Naples, a gravel road comes in on the right. This is the Glen Bench Road. Follow it for 12.6 miles. Turn left here, and go an additional 4.4 miles to Fantasy Canyon. As of 2011, the junctions were well signed.

View from the trail Fantasy Canyon

View from the trail Fantasy Canyon

Interesting views Fantasy Canyon

Interesting views Fantasy Canyon

Route

From the parking area, there is a large interpretive sign and information about the area. It is a 20 or 30-minute walk through the sculpted area to see all of the features.

Note: The formations are fragile. Please view them from a distance, and don't climb on, touch, or disturb them.

Maps

Fantasy Canyon

12T 636947mE 4435406mN

N40° 03' 28" W109° 23' 40"

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