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Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

Manila, UT 84046
435-784-3445
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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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Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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
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17 helpful votes 17 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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117 helpful votes 117 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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30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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West Linn, Oregon
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71 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What a beautiful drive. We spent the day exploring the area...truly a mecca for sightseeing. The Gorge is spectacular with colors...a photographer's paradise. The visitor's center is fantastic and offers breath-taking vistas. A large herd of Bighorn sheep including ewes roam the area and are tolerant of visitors who stay in their vehicles. We had rafted the Green River during... More

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Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We rented a raft from the Flaming Gorge inn for less than $100 and rafted from Dutch John to Little hole. It took us about 3.5 hours and the kids had a great time. It was definitely floating not whitewater rafting but with little kids it was ideal. The water is always cold from the dam.

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West Jordan, Utah, United States
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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We drove up from Vernal to see the dam. You must take the free tour to go out onto the dam. The staff seemed very unfriendly and almost bothered. The tour was quick and easy, and was full of awesome views of the dam. The kids especially loved feeding the fish in the river to the back of the dam.... More

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Wyoming
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I recommend camping at Carmel Campground. It's off the main road, which means you don't have to worry about noise from cars driving by. The campground is located in Sheep Creek Canyon, with the creek running right next to the tent pads (I love falling asleep to the sound of rushing water). The Sheep Creek Geological Loop is a beautiful... More

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