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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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Red and purple rocks

Flaming Gorge is in the northeast corner of Utah with red and purple rock formations. There is a dam which has created a large reservoir for fishing and boating. You drive over... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Des Moines
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Des Moines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Flaming Gorge is in the northeast corner of Utah with red and purple rock formations. There is a dam which has created a large reservoir for fishing and boating. You drive over the dam and there are tours of the dam as well. Along the paved road there are several paved pullouts providing photo ops as well as a few... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Flaming gorge the lake the damn and the scenery is absolutely beautiful. Your far away from any major towns, and restaurants so pack yourself a lunch and drink, and enjoy nature. If you are in the area you should absolutely spend a couple ares exploring flaming gorge.

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Seminole, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Flaming Gorge is beautiful and the water is sooo blue. It's hard to believe that a place like this exist in the middle of such an arid place. As you drive up in the mountains in early April, we were surprised to find snow and people actually skiing. A great place to visit!

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My son and I went to the Flaming Gorge to spend the afternoon. It was a lot of fun. We traveled north along U.S. 191 out of Vernal, UT and saw the pretty aspens and evergreens. The snow now has melted, so the drive is easy coming down the mountain overlooking the gorge. The visitor center at the dam is... More 

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Marietta, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

We drove in from the north. The desert section was pretty barren but when we reached the gorge and river areas it was breathtaking at times. Make sure to visit the main visitor center and take in the view from the interior observation area.

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Marina, California
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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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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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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

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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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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