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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I decided, at the last minute, to drive the Flaming Gorge loop from Rock Springs. What a great call! The roughly three-hour drive, depening if you wish to visit the dam or not, provides amazing views and plenty of picture opportunities. And as a bonus, the roads had very little traffic and the mixture of clouds and... More

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Rock Springs, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Growing up in Rock Springs, we headed out to the gorge on most weekends. It's great for boating, jetskis, or just hanging out and catching crawdads. And fishing, of course! Me, I mostly prefer driving the loop on a sunny afternoon. And the tour of the dam is something everyone should do once in a lifetime.

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suburban Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We drove the Sheep Creek Trail where you can see incredible geological formations - some layers tilted almost to vertical, 2 billion year old rock exposed, and many beautiful spots. Also recommend the Down Mtn overlook (dirt road but ok for 2 wheel drive) and the other overlook just a bit south of there (which had breathtaking views). The gorge... More

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Stockton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We visited this area in order to go to Dinosaur National Monument. The day we arrived it was too late to go there so we drove down the road from our motel in Vernal and saw what we thought was a state park. We eventually went all the way down to the end of the road and were warmly greeted... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

When a couple we met at a reservoir overlook told Colorado Jim and me that we could take a free guided tour of the INTERIOR of the Flaming Gorge Dam, we could scarcely believe our ears. Public tours that provide an inside look at a big dam are exceedingly rare in this post-9/11 era, there being literally less than a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Stayed at Lucerne Valley campground. It was all remodeled last year & the campsites were very good. We stayed in a motorhome & would love to come back. Came here from Green River via hwy 530. Nice drive but the drive around the south end to the dam was spectacular. The dam tour was very interesting. We headed back up... More

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