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Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

Manila, UT 84046
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Manila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: National recreation area inside the Ashley National Forest.
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96 reviews 96 reviews
40 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

We were on our way from Rock Springs, WY to Elko, NV. Flaming Gorge was not on our original, planned itinerary, but since we felt we had the time, we made the drive which took about 2.5 hours, and we are happy we did. The views were GORGE-ous. We made stops at the visitor's centers located at the Flaming Gorge... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The scenery is beautiful. Camped at Fire Hole Campground. I really appreciated that they have showers there. The camping sites are done in a way that provides some good shelter from sun or wind. Camp hosts were quite friendly.

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Apopka, Florida
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275 reviews 275 reviews
173 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We happened upon driving thru the Recreation area because we got side tracked before and ended close so we drove thru. We are really happy that we did because it is an amazing area with the Green River flowing thru it. We stopped and had lunch at a picnice table on the Green River. It is a twisted road and... More

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Amelia Island, FL
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

What can I say that hasn't already been said about the beauty of this area. Also, while in the area be sure to take the Sheep Creek Canyon geological loop drive which takes about an hour. Well worth the extra time. The whole area is tremendously beautiful and varies as you drive through. If you have time and interest you... More

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East Peoria, Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

In planning a trip from IL via Santa Fe to Red Lodge, MT, I saw Flaming Gorge on the Utah map. Neither of us had ever been there, so we made reservations at the KOA in Manila. From Vernal on to the Gorge, the scenery is absolutely amazing, filled with signs of ice age facts and materials. Since the area... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Stop at the dam center and get a free tour of the inside workings of how a dam works. FYI: They will check you for metal (knives, etc.) before the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A spectacular drive on the Western route toward Wyoming, with pull overs for taking in the views! This is not a high speed route since there are a lot of curves and beautiful scenery to take in. You'll climb to just under 10,000 ft. Before descending to the rolling plains going into WY. Well worth the time you invest if... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The drive through Flaming gorge from Green River south is very nice. We did not spend any time at the recreational spots for boating, cycling and hiking as we were on our way to Vernal. However, a drive round the Sheep Creek geological Loop Drive is not to be missed. It takes about one hour but is well worth the... More

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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

An amazing drive with views that take your breath away. The visitor centre in Red Canyon is fab, with really enthusiastic staff who take the time to ensure visitors see everything. Their picture window must have the best view of any visitor centre anywhere! A really pretty area in a region stuffed with fantastic mountain views! What a country!

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The loop drive starting from Rock Springs, Utah is amazing. At the start of the trip we saw deer. Then you continue and get to the reservoir where there is a nice visitor center. After that the views are stunning - beautiful tree and mountain views to amazing flaming gorge views of the river. The drive is well worth your... More

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