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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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Activities: Scuba diving
Description: National recreation area inside the Ashley National Forest.

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Stunning Scenic Drive

The views are beautiful, we especially loved the Red Canyon Visitor Center. When you drive along the road to the visitor center here it is very deceiving. We almost didn't go into... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The views are beautiful, we especially loved the Red Canyon Visitor Center. When you drive along the road to the visitor center here it is very deceiving. We almost didn't go into the center thinking it would be a similar view to the others we had seen along the drive. But this Red Canyon Center has a glass walled window... More 

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Radford, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A MUST is the Sheep Creek circle. It is a 13 mile drive down between some of the most fantastic rock- mountain formations!! The entrance is near Manila. Also go to the Red Oak Lodge that is fairly near the dam area. It's not very large but the restaurant food was unbelievable. I had a smoked trout appetizer that came... More 

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Haiku, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I have been to a lot of beautiful places and I have to say, that the Flaming Gorge is way up there on the list. The views from the Flaming Gorge Visitor Center is amazing and the hiking along the rim was very scenic and enjoyable. We also visited the dam and took a free tour. It was also was... More 

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Del Rio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

One of our favorites yet on this month of camping. Spot 10 if you have an RV was fantastic. You had to walk back to your picnic table a bit but the canyon was just behind it. We sat out chairs beside the canyon and watched for birds and all the boats beneath us. The trail goes between this site... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I did not come here to use the recreational area for boating or anything like that. I had some time to tour the area and stopped by for a tour of the dam. A ranger took us down into the guts of the dam to see the power plant. You get to see all the parts that make power. I... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We visited this area on a hot 96-degree day. There was not much shade, although the landscape was interesting. It is best to visit this area probably when the temps are below 90 degrees. It is an isolated area and great for boating, but it was very difficult to find hiking trails. This is not an area you can easily... More 

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Arapaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Our first time here just driving through and we were really impressed with the view. Go during the cooler season because it gets hot.

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Tilburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is an amazing area! Lots of stuff to do and amazing scenery. We did the scenic drive and visited the visitors center. This goes through the Ashley forest which is home to elk, deer, beavers and moose! We stayed at the KOA campground in Manila which is still a 15 minute drive to the gorge itself but it is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Don't miss the Red Canyon Overlook but stay at Rocky Ridge Outpost for upgraded cabins. Red Canyon Lodge Restaurant is excellent.

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Fruita, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Oh so beautiful! No enough time for it all! We went swimming on the beach, rode ATV's, went fishing, saw the dam.....and ran out of time. Wildlife was amazing too!

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Address: Manila, UT 84046
Phone Number: 435-784-3445
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Manila

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