Welcome to a land of high cliffs, desert sand, sagebrush and mountain peaks. Situated in a beautiful valley in the corner of northeastern Utah, Vernal is a place that abounds in both natural beauty and family-friendly living.
Population: 9,089 (Vernal) Over 20,000 for service area
Service Area: Uintah, Duchesne and Daggett Counties
Located in the heart of Vernal, Ashley Regional Medical Center is a 39-bed, acute care facility that provides medical services to the people of Uintah County and surrounding areas. A healthcare leader in the community, the hospital offers a host of services including: Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurology, Orthopedics, ENT, OB/GYN, and General Surgery.
Ashley Regional is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, and is an accredited Chest Pain Center. We are proud to offer patients access to state-of-the-art technology including: 64-slice CT, Nuclear Medicine and digitized radiology, including Mammography.
To learn more, visit www.ashleyregional.com.
Vernal, the county seat of Uintah County, is a progressive city that won the “America in Bloom” award for its efforts to beautify the community with potted flowers. The city offers numerous educational opportunities beginning with a strong public school system, including charter and private schools. Utah State University has a regional campus that offers Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate degrees and partners locally with the Uintah Basin Applied Technology College. With a strong local economy over the past decade, the county and city infrastructure has been strengthened, including a new public safety complex, city office buildings, three new schools, a new court house and a recently opened conference center.
Vernal is a veritable paradise for the outdoor enthusiast. Boating, fishing, hiking, white-water rafting, mountain biking, camping - whatever your outdoor passion, it's all here. The Uinta Mountains, the highest in Utah, surround Vernal with hundreds of lakes and streams teaming with trout. Flaming Gorge Reservoir offers spectacular outdoor activities, including boating, fishing, biking and hiking. The Green River provides blue-ribbon trout fishing and exciting white-water rafting. Nine-Mile Canyon features a breathtaking corridor of Fremont Indian petroglyphs and pictographs. Dry Fork Canyon, Jones Holes and Echo Park also feature these spectacular drawings.
Vernal is also known as Dinosaur country. The Dinosaur National Monument offers one of the largest collections of Jurassic-period bones and fossils as well as scenic highways, wilderness areas and hiking trails. State parks at Steinaker Vernal is also known as Dinosaur country. The Dinosaur National Monument offers one of the largest collections of Jurassic-period bones and fossils as well as scenic highways, wilderness areas and hiking trails. State parks at Steinaker and Red Fleet Reservoirs provide modern campgrounds and wonderful opportunities for boating and fishing. Wildlife is plentiful in the area: bighorn sheep, moose, elk, deer, pronghorn antelope, cougars, coyotes, golden and bald eagles and more.