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“Must see if you're into geology”

Sheep Creek Geological Loop
Ranked #4 of 15 things to do in Vernal
Certificate of Excellence
Clinton
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73 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Must see if you're into geology”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

If you are visiting Flaming Gorge you should take the drive through the Sheep Creek Geological Loop. Even if you aren't into geology it's a beautiful drive with some spectacular scenery and you'll most likely see some big horn sheep. The colors and formations are beautiful.

Visited September 2013
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English first
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A MUST!”
Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

This was GREAT! We were there when the leaves had changed a bright yellow - it was gorgeous! The rock formations were amazing, we didn't know where to look first.

Visited October 2013
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KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful drive!”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

If you are driving through this area DO NOT MISS this drive! It was beautiful. Some of the roads are a bit rough but don't let that put you off. Just slow down and be prepared to stop, stop and stop again for pictures.

Visited October 2013
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Chester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great drive”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Lovely drive around this gorge with beautiful picnic areas. The views are outstanding. Saddened to see on one of our stops around the loop that an entire family had drowned there whilst camping. Apparently flash floods can occur.

Visited September 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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118 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Take the loop clockwise”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Very glad we took time to stop at Flaming Gorge visitor centers; one of the rangers recommended taking the loop in the clockwise direction to get better opening vista views. He was quite right, even for a punny humorist trying to endear himself to my wife.

Very tortured rock layers gave character to each outcropping with a wide variety of colors and textures. Sign posts along the road tell you the name of the layer but lack the specificity of those posted on route north out of Vernal which include the type of animal life discovered in each layer.

Visited September 2013
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