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Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

Address: Manila, UT 84046
Phone Number: 435-784-3445
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Manila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Scuba diving
Owner description: National recreation area inside the Ashley National Forest.
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Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Scuba diving
Owner description: National recreation area inside the Ashley National Forest.
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Marina, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
58 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Even though everything we saw was beautiful, there were many places closed for the Winter. We will be sure to come back in the Spring or Fall to see more of the Recreation Area. Be sure to come prepared for lots of snow and the possibility that the pass will be closed. We were able to get from Manila to... More 

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Sedalia, Colorado
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
401 helpful votes 401 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The lake is wonderful but if you have time and the inclination, take a drift down the Green river below the dam. The Green snakes through some of the most picturesque canyon lands you can imagine. And, if you ever thought about drifting a river in search of the wily trout, this is really the place to be. Of course,... More 

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Kent, Washington
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36 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We've driven the highway out of Utah toward Green River several times, always passing up the east side of Flaming Gorge. This trip, we decided to drive the west side and check out the small fishing towns near the reservoir. But on our way we saw a turnoff to the Sheep Creek Loop, and couldn't resist this narrow back road.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Green river gorge is worth the side trip to visit and camp for a few days. Went in July 2014, great roads to the park. Very scenic and water was great. Did some rafting below dam and camped on rim as well as on water. Both great experiences. Hosts and locals are very friendly. Everyone should visit this American jewel.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Good road, well signed. We had several opportunities to see and photograph pronghorn antelope quite close to the road, including one very handsome male with a full set of pronged horns.

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White, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

There are four key attractions my wife and I saw during our wonderful visit. We recommend all four... 1) Flaming Gorge is best accessed by boat or by air. If you are driving, the next best option is to focus on the south end, which is known as Red Canyon, and which is much more accessible to drivers. The views... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Hwy 191 is a scenic trip and the Flaming Gorge---at the Red Canyon Visitor Center there is a wonderful trail along the rim with a lake that lies beneath steep cliffs that turn red at sunset.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We drove here on a recommendation from a friend and I have to say, it was one of the highlights on our trip! Make sure you visit the visitor's center, where the views are beautiful and you can take some easy hikes around the area. We saw long horn sheep and mule deer just walking along the road. The sheep... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We headed north from Vernal on Hwy 191, a beautiful scenic route, then stopped at the Flaming Gorge Dam visitor center. We found the staff very helpful. Huge map of the area helps you get oriented. Leaving the visitor center, make sure you do the scenic drive (to the left) before you leave. It's easy to miss but it was... More 

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Utah
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Its was incredibly beautiful, enjoyed seeing the dam also. Lots of lakes, camping and hiking areas. Wild life, eagles, big horn sheep, deer and elk in abundance.

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