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Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

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Address: Manila, UT 84046
Phone Number: 435-784-3445
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National recreation area inside the Ashley National Forest.

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A beautiful place, not to be missed

Last trip we drove the west side of the gorge, and did the Sheep Creek Loop (highly recommended, by the way). This time we took the faster route south from Rock Springs along the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
Lissa M
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Kent, Washington
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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Last trip we drove the west side of the gorge, and did the Sheep Creek Loop (highly recommended, by the way). This time we took the faster route south from Rock Springs along the eastern side. I wish you could see more of the reservoir and gorge from the road; the best way to see this place is from a... More 

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Horse Creek, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Flaming Gorge NRA offers a whole lot of Lake, there are beaches in several places suitable for your sunbathing and recreating needs, Great fishing for Rainbow trout, lake trout and Kokanee Salmon. Along with great scenery on the Utah side.

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Evanston, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Don't let the long drive through fairly boring stretches in Utah and/or Wyoming stop you from the big payoff - some of the most spectacular scenery you will ever see at the south end of this national recreation area. Do not miss the view from the Red Canyon Visitor's center where you will feel that you have stepped off the... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

There were many beautiful parts to this drive, but Flaming Gorge was one of the most awe inspiring. The weather was overcast when we drove through, but that simply added to the mystique of the canyon.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Nearly missed this as on the map it just says Red Canyon Overlook entrance off Hwy 44 but does not mention Flaming Gorge. However we did find it and it was worth finding. You can get a great view from the visitor centre but a short walk brings you to further overlooks that give more varied and better views. The... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Beautiful area; enjoyed the Sheep Creek Canyon Geological Loop (easily missed if driving through). Saw big horn sheep, turkeys.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

It was our first time visiting Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area and we are so glad we made it a part of our trip. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery, made several stops and took pictures. However, our visit was not perfect due to a very unpleasant experience at the visitor center. We walked in and they had two people behind... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We stayed at both the Cedar springs Marina and at Lucerne Valley Marina for one night. I recommend both. To really see the canyon you need a boat and a number of marinas rent them. The entire lake is pretty but the lower lake in the canyon is stunning. If you bring your own boat it will be inspected by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

We stopped off at the dam visitor centre next to the dam and did the free power plant tour taking you into the external viewing areas and down to the bottom of the dam where the turbines generate the electricity. Wasn't expecting much for a free tour and despite the generous pr spin on how it benefits the environment was... More 

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Riverton, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Flaming Gorge offers something for everyone. You can hike and enjoy the beautiful forest, fish in the reservoir and the river, you can boat and do water sports on the reservoir and float the Green River. We go every summer and my kids love every minute. My 15 year old told me that it is always his favorite trip of... More 

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