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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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National recreation area inside the Ashley National Forest.

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Try the drive around the Manila, UT side

We'd been down 191 from Wyoming before, so we took 530 from Green River to Manila and then 44 back to 191. The views of tributaries and arms of Flaming Gorge along the way are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We'd been down 191 from Wyoming before, so we took 530 from Green River to Manila and then 44 back to 191. The views of tributaries and arms of Flaming Gorge along the way are special. When you get on 44, even more spectacular views await. You might also enjoy reading the geologic signs along 44, as this is the... More 

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Rock Springs, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Run the lovely Tower Rock Run 10km in Sheep Creek Canyon in August--spectacular scenery, nice folks. Stroll around the edge of Red Canyon and have a glass of wine in the Red Canyon Lodge. Park your car in the parking area near the dam and walk the trail by the river. Read the great book Into the Great Unknown about... More 

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Coyle, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic views - this place is worth the drive! Don't overlook Red Canyon. When we stopped in August, there was only 4 other people at Red Canyon. The views were amazing.

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Landaff, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Flaming Gorge is absolutely beautiful. I hope someday I will be able to go back. It is breathtaking. It looks as if the campgrounds have plenty of space. The visitor's center is also a good stop. We walked the rim trail on the Utah side. Great! We saw lots of wildlife including a moose, some antelope and big horn sheep.

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Lewistown, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Lodgepole campground, much cooler than down by the water, and had a great time. Host Randy was terrific. Drove around the lake and visited the dam, drove over very cool bridge and saw lots of antelope. Only problem was lack of nice places to eat. Bring a boat cuz you will want to use it on this gigantic... More 

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Almere, Nederland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful area! The Red canyon visitor center offers great views. The sheer creek geological loop is also very nice.

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss the visitors' center-the views are amazing! Stunning views and lots to see. Bring your camera!!

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Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This 100 mile long reservoir has plenty of campgrounds, beach access, and launch ramps. The fishing is GOOD! The water is super clean. The Utah side boasts the Gorge and the Wyoming side boasts fishing and flat water. Lots of wildlife in the Gorge including, deer and big horn sheep. The Lucerne Marina has several tame antelope that greet your... More 

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful ride or drive. The views are incredible. It is true west. Bring your camera and find some great pictures. Travel safe...

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

My husband and I stayed with some family friends at the "hideout" camping spot in flaming gorge last week and we loved it. The "hideout" was very clean and close to many attractions. We rented a houseboat with Lucerne Valley Marina (which I dont think is worth the price at all) but spent most of the time on jet-skis, speed... More 

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