From Heber City, U.S. 40 leads east, past Strawberry Reservoir (there's world-class fishing here if you have time to stop) and through Duchesne and Roosevelt, each of which has a few motels, restaurants, and services, before reaching Vernal (158 miles from Heber City).
From I-70, take exit 157 west of Green River and follow U.S. 6/191 north 68 miles through Price and Helper, branching northeast above Helper to follow U.S. 191 for 44 beautiful, mountainous miles to Duchesne. Then take U.S. 40 east for 58 miles to Vernal.
The Vernal Regional Airport (tel. 435/789-3400) is located about 1 1/2 miles southeast of the center of town, with flights to and from Denver year-round on Great Lakes Airlines (tel. 800/554-5111 or 307/433-2899; www.greatlakesav.com).
Information on area lodging, dining, and recreational facilities can be obtained from Northeastern Utah's Dinosaurland Travel Board, 134 W. Main St., Ste. 101, Vernal, UT 84078 (tel. 800/477-5558 or 435/789-6932; www.dinoland.com), open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. You can also get information at the Utah Welcome Center in Jensen, about 13 miles southeast of Vernal on U.S. 40, which is open in summer daily from 8am to 7pm and in winter daily from 9am to 5pm.
Car rentals are available at the airport from Enterprise (tel. 800/261-7331 or 435/781-3008) and All Save (tel. 435/789-4777; www.allsaverental.com). Local transportation is available 24 hours a day from Vernal City Cab (tel. 435/790-1212).