Flaming Gorge Country - Top 6 Things to Do

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A bicycle rider at an overlook of the Flaming Gorge's Red Canyon. 

Take a break from the desert heat by jumping in the sparkling water at Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area and spend several days exploring this 91-mile-long reservoir. Below the Flaming Gorge Dam runs a mellow stretch of the Green River that’s great for family river floating.

Top 6 Things to Do in Flaming Gorge Country

1. Rent a raft and shuttle for a 1-day self-guided float trip down the Green River.

Rafting the Flaming Gorge in Utah.

2. Stake out a spot on the Flaming Gorge Reservoir and fish for record breaking trout, salmon, and bass.

An incredible average of 20,000 fish per mile makes the Green River a very consistent blue ribbon fishery.

3. Walk the short interpretive nature trails at Sheep Creek (pictured below), Moose Ponds, West Greens Lake and Aspen for an easy enlightening walk through a variety of habitats.

Incredible views around every corner are part of the charm of the Flaming Gorge in Utah

4. Go wildlife watching. Residents include bald eagles, black bears, bobcats, moose, deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, otters, elk, and wild horses.

Desert bighorn ram in Utah

5. Rent a boat at one of three Flaming Gorge marinas and boat the 91 miles of diverse terrains.

Fishing in the Flaming Gorge in Utah.

6. Paddle kayaks along the Kingfisher Island Loop or Cart Creek

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

For More Information:
Flaming Gorge Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 122, Manila, UT 84046