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Easy Drive - Hidden Gem

The loop off of the main road between Green River, WY and Flaming Gorge NRA is an easy 60 minute... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bluffton, Ohio
Beautiful, interesting drive!

We did this drive as we were headed through Flaming Gorge and Ashley National Forest. There were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Boynton Beach, Florida
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Forest Road 218, 5 Miles South of Manila, Vernal, UT 84046
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The loop off of the main road between Green River, WY and Flaming Gorge NRA is an easy 60 minute loop with some of the most amazingly beautiful geology you will find in the area. In addition, you can visit the Ute Fire Tower, when...More

Thank Gafilpoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did this drive as we were headed through Flaming Gorge and Ashley National Forest. There were some amazing formations to see. With its winding road and pull-offs along the way, there were many opportunities for fantastic photos.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a wonderful day trip through geological time. Unfortunately the smoke from the CA fires obscured the views and vistas, but we've been here before and love it.

Thank flyhigh96
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Off the beaten path, but totally worth it for the views. Along the way, stop at Red Fleet, Red Canyon, Flaming Gorge Dam to see some more spectacular views and geological formations.

1  Thank tlfsjfnde
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

We had a great ride in the loop from south to north, no wildlife spotted but great formation and I bet from Yellowstone to Moab a good first encounter of geological beauty.

Thank mattlebe
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Great place to see the various layers of rock that have moved around over the past few millions of years. The results are just fantastic, and sort of out of this world. Absolutely a must if you are in the Flaming Gorge region.

1  Thank Charles G
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Unfortunately, the road was chained off about 5 miles in so we cannot comment about the entire road. Must not be the season yet. However, what we saw was more than amazing. We also saw BigHorn sheep, wonderful gurgling streams and the majestic canyon walls....More

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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

We had the misfortune of taking the loop and it was closed a few miles up the road Wrong time of year. But what we were able to see was fantastic. We will make a trek back when the loop opens.

Thank Beemer54
Reviewed October 24, 2017

I have ties to the Bennett Ranch in that my Grandfather, Charles Norris, who summered there with his Wife Nell in the 1950's. He built the BBQ that still stands today! (See Pictures). The Loop is one of the most striking, picturesque place in Utah....More

Thank dalehartog
Reviewed October 3, 2017

One of the best drives in utah. Red rocks that you could reach out and touch. There is an app available that explains different aspects of canyon. It's free and worth listening to while going through canyon. Don't miss this drive. It's a must do.

Thank Michele N
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