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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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We drove by and stopped here on our way down to Moab. The drive around the gorge is nice, with varied scenery and some really pretty colors. The lake is pretty, the dam is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We drove by and stopped here on our way down to Moab. The drive around the gorge is nice, with varied scenery and some really pretty colors. The lake is pretty, the dam is impressive and the visitor center has the best views. It's not a very busy park - which is especially nice. I would recommend a couple days... More 

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Park City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We camped in Mustang Ridge campground on the southeast side of the gorge for 5 days; that was a great spot to stay with kids and a dog as we could easily access the water and it has a sheltered bay. Many other camping locations are high up on ridges. Hiking along the Green River was pretty and got to... More 

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Avon, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Wow--what a magnificent drive we had here from Green River stopping at over looks that provided stunning views. The visitor center was constructed on a point over looking the gorge-- ONE AWESOME SIGHT!! This is a must see, not easy to get to but there is lodging within three miles. So excited that we made the effort to see this... More 

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Jeannette, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Stopped by the Visitor Center and took a quick free tour along the rim of the dam, that was pretty neat to see. Then followed Route 44 through Manila. Was told to take US Forestry Road 14 (I think) for a great view at the Dowd Overlook. Be forewarned, it is a forestry road and was all red rocky gravel... More 

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Flaming Gorge National Recreational Area has more than just a lake and a river. It is also a gorgeous canyon area (Red Rock Canyon). great fishing and boating, and the tour of the hydro electric dam is really interesting. The 200 miles scenic byway loop is worth the time, but if you only have part of a day, go to... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I didn't know anything about Flaming Gorge. It was recommended by the staff at the Pinedale, WY visitor's center. Really glad we when there. Very beautiful. Not crowded. I got some really great photos. if you have time, you can take a tour of the dam.

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This area was a great surprise in regards to the scenery. I also saw quite a few moose in the Ashley NF.

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Pataskala, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Driving on the West side of the Gorge we saw some canyons and chimney formations. There was alot of sagebrush. Then we turned off 530 and headed East. Thankfully we were in a Jeep that could take the dirt road. We knew we would see a gorge, but then, we saw THE GORGE. Beautiful. It made you take a moment... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Flaming Gorge is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to visit this place again. Breathtaking scenery.

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Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time boating at Flaming Gorge. Not too crowded and great water. The temperature was warm enough we had to look for shade a few times. Be sure to pack a dining fly for shade as the trees don't grow large enough to shade very much. We camped at the deer run campground and launched the boat... More 

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