The Flaming Gorge NRA is located in the northeast corner of Utah and the southwest corner of Wyoming . It is South of I-80, between Green River and Rock Springs, Wyoming and extends into the Uintah Mountains towards Vernal, Utah .
Made of spectacular red canyon walls and arid green forest, the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area sprawls across the southwest region of Wyoming in Sweetwater County . The area covers 207,363 acres of scenic landscape and wilderness.
Fees and Permits There is no entrance fee to Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. A Recreation Use Pass is required at all major boat launches and also at the Little Hole National Recreation Trail below the dam.
Swimming . If you want to sit and relax on the beach, there are two designated swim beaches for public use on Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Sunny Cove swim beach is located near Mustang Ridge Campground north of the Dam. Lucerne swim beach is located one mile west of Lucerne Campground.
Black Bear Active spring, summer and fall – sleep in dens during winter months. Ursus americanus, large furry mammal 200-600 lbs.
The high elevation of 6,040 feet/1840 meters at the reservoir keeps temperatures moderate, 80 degrees Fahrenheit / 23.8 degrees Celsius, during the summer months.
Flaming Gorge Dam Visitor CenterSALT LAKE CITY – Flaming Gorge Dam and Visitor Center will remain temporarily closed to all visitors until further notice. Visitation has been closed during the winter season and would normally reopen on April 15.
The dam is 502 feet (153 m) high and 1,285 feet (392 m) long, and its reservoir has a capacity of more than 3.7 million acre feet (4.6 km3), or about twice the annual flow of the upper Green.
|Flaming Gorge Dam|
|Normal elevation||6,040 ft (1,840 m)|
|Hydraulic head||400 ft (120 m)|
The name Flaming Gorge was given when Major John Wesley Powell and his company saw the sun reflecting off the brilliant, flaming red rocks as they explored the Green and Colorado Rivers.
about 41 miles
To Flaming Gorge Resort from Denver, Colorado: Travel on highway 40 west to Vernal. Turn right onto highway 191. Travel about 38 miles and turn right to continue on highway 191. Travel about 2 miles to Flaming Gorge Resort which is located on the left side of the road.
Flaming Gorge Resort welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee of $20 per night.
Glen Canyon is a natural canyon carved by a 169.6-mile (272.9 km) length of the Colorado River , mostly in southeastern and south-central Utah , in the United States.