The local whitewater scene is multi-day trips in Dinosaur. Split mountain is the Dinosaur daily run. It's 25$ for a permit, so not a great after work thing. 2 hours to Cross mountain which has great stuff but can be down to nearly no flow by the end of the summer, any other good paddling is farther still. If you're willing to drive, pack boats as if you're going to be in Colorado.
Lots of great wilderness hiking in the Uintahs, you're not too far north of the classic slick rock country, a steadily improving mountain biking scene near town. Hit up the raft company warehouses when you get there.
Curious, what job are you taking? Odd schedule for a roughneck, and I can't think of much other industry.
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