Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is a huge reservoir in northeast Utah and southern Wyoming.  The lake is 97 miles miles long and over 400 feet deep.  It was created by a dam on the Green River.  The steep sided canyon was named by John Wesley Powell during his expedition down the Green and Colorado Rivers in 1869.  The river was known to be deadly dangerous before the dam inundated the rapids.   With dificulty we found a great campsite in the Mustang Ridge Campground.  We’re glad we did because we met Trish and Chris, fellow travelers from Florida and avid kayakers.  We had a couple excellent days kayaking together in the beautiful reservoir.

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

View from Red Canyon Overlook

Chris and Trish paddle the reservoir


Dianne and Randy paddling

View from campsite

Beautiful Utah

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1 Response to Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

  1. Looks fabulous! I’ll have to put this destination on my list for next year!


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