Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
Location: Manila, UT.
Explorer John Wesley Powell named Flaming Gorge in 1846, after he and his men saw the sun reflecting off the canyon's red rock walls during their historic float trip down the Green River. With more than 200,000 acres of land and water, Flaming Gorge is a scenic playground for boating, waterskiing, camping and rafting. Trophy trout can be caught from boat or shore. Rock art and artifacts suggest members of the ancient Fremont Culture and later, Ute, Comanche and Shoshone tribes hunted game in the gorge. Below Flaming Gorge Dam, the Green River is renowned for its Blue Ribbon trout fishing and rafting. The recreation area offers a variety of campgrounds, lodging facilities, hiking, and backcountry experiences.