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Flaming Gorge

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Flaming Gorge is a large reservoir in the northeast corner of Utah and southeast Wyoming popular for boating, fishing, camping, and more. It was created by damming the Green River. Here is an aerial shot from Google Maps.

There are lots of viewpoints and access areas all around Utah side of Flaming Gorge. This is not comprehensive since there are so many options.

Sheep Creek

The Sheep Creek Boat Launch is on the far southwest corner of Flaming Gorge. It is very scenic with the tall canyon walls!

The Sheep Creek Overlook is incredibly scenic and well-worth the quick stop.

Red Canyon

The Red Canyon area has Red Canyon Lodge, Green Lakes and a gorgeous overlook with the Red Canyon Visitor’s Center. The lodge is situated right next to it’s own private lake!

Just beyond Red Lodge is Green Lake West, which is extremely scenic.

There were birds and ducks around the lake.

The Red Canyon Visitor’s Center is perched on the cliff for incredible views!

While I was looking out the window, I saw a big horn sheep.

I came out and found a bunch of friends! The kids loved it!

Cart Creek Bridge

Under the bridge there is a great cliff jumping spot! People walking across the bridge were watching the cliff jumpers too!

Here is the view of Flaming Gorge from next to the bridge.

Flaming Gorge Dam

Flaming Gorge Dam was completed in 1964 on the Green River, creating Flaming Gorge Reservoir. This aerial photo is from the Bureau of Reclamation.

The road goes over the dam.

It is fun to raft the Green River near the dam. It is also a blue ribbon fishery.

There are other Utah and Wyoming access point of Flaming Gorge Reservoir.


There are many camping spots around Flaming Gorge Reservoir. We stayed at Cedar Springs and it was great!

The dark skies near Flaming Gorge are a fantastic place to capture the Milky Way!

Flaming Gorge Reservoir Stats:  

Restrooms: Yes

Permits required: Free or $5/vehicle or National Parks Pass

Pets allowed – Yes

Flaming Gorge Maps

Sheep Creek Map

Red Canyon Map

Flaming Gorge Dam

Other nearby stops are the Green River, Moonshine Arch, Red Fleet State Park, Steinaker Reservoir, McCconkie Ranch Petroglyphs, Dinosaur National Park and Fantasy Canyon.


We have so much beauty in Utah to explore! I love hiking and photography and can help you find your next favorite hike! All photos were taken by me!

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