We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Manila, UT 84046
Phone Number:
+1 435-784-3445
Website
Description:

National recreation area inside the Ashley National Forest.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 182 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 120
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Kept a boat here for years - great summer destination.

Flaming Gorge has a lot to offer as a relatively high reservoir. The fishing can be great but to get serious about fishing for the large Lake Trout that hang out, you should... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2017
DCockayne
,
Salt Lake City, Utah
Add Photo Write a Review

182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 167: English reviews
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Flaming Gorge has a lot to offer as a relatively high reservoir. The fishing can be great but to get serious about fishing for the large Lake Trout that hang out, you should really be equipped with a downrigger and a trolling motor. The season is a bit short here, due to the elevation (6040 feet above sea level at... More 

Helpful?
Thank DCockayne
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

This was well-worth the drive from Vernal! The scenery is beautiful and we enjoyed walking around taking in the views. The drive from Vernal was easy and really pretty!

Helpful?
Thank Adrienne F
Stillwater, Minnesota
Level Contributor
258 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

It may be a bit out of the way, but Flaming Gorge is totally worth the drive to take in all its gorgeous beauty and great outdoor activities. My husband and I first visited in 2009 and came for a second visit this year. Our suggestions for a great time here: 1. Visit the Flaming Gorge Visitor Center next to... More 

Helpful?
6 Thank MNDoodles
Level Contributor
250 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The red rock really does remind one of flames, and they surround the Gorge, making for beautiful photo ops.There are many activities available in the area including river rafting, hiking and scenic drives.

Helpful?
1 Thank SylRickTraveler
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This place is gorgeous !!! We are planning on coming and renting a cabin the next time we visit, it's that picturesque and lovely

Helpful?
1 Thank RebeccaC1993
Warwickshire
Level Contributor
279 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The views of the Green River and Flaming Gorge are simply stunning. The area is most definitely worth a visit, even if you are just passing through. You won't be disappointed. Even a short visit will become a long one as you constantly stop to feast your eyes on Nature's wonders

Helpful?
1 Thank WarwickshireMonty
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This was a great place to stop and visitor! Be sure to check out the dam while your here and check out some hiking trails. Would love to get back here to get the boat out on the water. There are a lot of options to do while your here!

Helpful?
Thank Ashley W
Cedar City, Utah
Level Contributor
51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed a couple days here and are already wanting to go back. We stayed at Pine Forest RV park. It's a pretty and super clean rv park. We really loved it there. Also rented a river raft there that you pilot yourself. ..that was awesome. It's a beautiful area. I highly recommend going there for several days if you're... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lorrlee
Level Contributor
463 reviews
247 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We'd been down 191 from Wyoming before, so we took 530 from Green River to Manila and then 44 back to 191. The views of tributaries and arms of Flaming Gorge along the way are special. When you get on 44, even more spectacular views await. You might also enjoy reading the geologic signs along 44, as this is the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank garbagecollector
Rock Springs, Wyoming
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Run the lovely Tower Rock Run 10km in Sheep Creek Canyon in August--spectacular scenery, nice folks. Stroll around the edge of Red Canyon and have a glass of wine in the Red Canyon Lodge. Park your car in the parking area near the dam and walk the trail by the river. Read the great book Into the Great Unknown about... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank ckennedy2016

Travellers who viewed Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area also viewed

 

Been to Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?