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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 2013
Type: National Parks
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: National recreation area inside the Ashley National Forest.
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Gillette, Wyoming
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Drove through Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area from Green river Wyoming to Manila Utah this place is an amazing place to visit, Take lots of pictures because they will all turn out amazing. This is a do not miss scenic tour and you are the driver. We saw Wild horses playing and antelope herds grazing. We saw it on a... More

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sussex,england
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98 reviews 98 reviews
46 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Flaming Gorge has many great viewpoints where you can appreciate the combination of Red Rock canyon walls and still blue waters producing 'oil painting' and breathtaking scenery. Some of the drive around the Gorge is also quite amazing although it can be steep and twisty in places. The visitor centre has lots of info and helpful staff if you have... More

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Montrose, Colorado, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This gorge is not to be missed if you're in the area. The views of the river and canyons is awesome and if you like to fish, you can hire a guide and staying at one of the resorts is well worth it. Unfortunately, the Visitor Center at the top was closed when I was there, but you can still... More

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tennessee
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299 reviews 299 reviews
210 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This long drive can be started in Wyoming or Utah going one way or as a round trip from either. Count on a long day with many photo stops. Be aware that it involves many steep mountain stretches and many winding turns. So if you are making it in an RV or towing a trailer, expect some very tough climbs.... More

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Port Orchard
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The first impressive thing about this beautiful drive from Wyoming down into Utah and back is that we had never heard of it before. Unfortunately we came upon this side trip at the exact time when the U.S. government was shut down, so many of the opportunities for serious gawking were not available. As a day trip, you can count... More

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Michigan
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We've been driving for days, following many scenic drives through Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado and Utah. Each day we keep saying it can't get any better but today it did! It's a bit out of the way but well worth it. One of a kind scenery, incredible overlooks, rivers, and geological sites galore! Then there's the dinosaur museum in Vernal, UT... More

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Akron, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Allow a lot of time to take in the awesome beauty of this area. Antelope and mountain goats, red rock formations, and the crystal clear green waters make this a memorable visit. Must see is the dam and the dam tour. Great fishing and boating areas, the lake is extremely large.

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Kalispell, Montana
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162 reviews 162 reviews
69 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This 150 mile round trip from Green River around the Gorge was a big disappointment for us. We had expected to see the Flaming Rocks experienced by the original explorers. What we did find was a long meandering fishing reservoir and dam which supplies electrical power. Only the very tops of the "Flaming Rocks" can now be seen since they... More

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Evergreen,CO
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We just returned from our 2nd road trip with our new travel trailer. We picked a spot halfway between Denver, where we are and Bozeman, MT, where our friends were, not knowing what to expect. We were very happy with our destination. Flaming Gorge Reservoir is a very unique geological part of the country. There were incredible rock formations everywhere.... More

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Wyoming
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Be sure to camp at Red Canyon. You are right next to the canyon. Go after the season to avoid all the racing power boats and kayak Horseshoe Canyon.

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