Utah is famous for many things: Salt Lake City, Moab, five incredible national parks, amazing skiing, and more. But a trip to Utah would not be complete without a day at Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. To experience the best of Flaming Gorge, grab a car rental from Allsave Car Rental Utah in Vernal and make the 40-mile drive north through the Ashley National Forest.
General Area Info
Flaming Gorge is a geologic wonder of the world. The gorge is surrounded by deserts, alpine forests, and the Uinta Mountains. The area also encompasses a gorgeous lake, dam, and the Green River. Flaming Gorge Recreation Area is replete with campgrounds, picnic tables, and more than 100 miles of hiking and biking trails.
1. Canyon Rim Trail
Red Canyon Rim is a favorite spot for hikers, bikers and campers. The area has several trails, but the Canyon Rim Trail is by far the most popular. This trail travels 6.5 miles around Red Canyon and offers incredible views of the Flaming Gorge Lake and Red Canyon.
2. Fishing in the Gorge
Flaming Gorge is one of the best spots for catching trophy lake trout in the country! Fish weighing in at over 30 pounds are not unusual; the record-holder crested 51 pounds! Anglers have plenty of great fishing locations to choose from, and are welcome to fish from a boat or the shore.
3. Flaming Gorge Dam
The Flaming Gorge Dam, built during the 1960’s, is more than 500 feet tall and 1200 feet long. For those who want a closer look at the dam’s inner workings, tours are available from April through October. Additionally, the dam’s visitor center is a goldmine of information about the region, making it a great starting point for your time at Flaming Gorge.
4. Green River
Green River meanders through the canyon just south of the Flaming Gorge Dam. This area is known for world-class fly fishing. Additionally, the waters are perfect for rafting, canoeing, and kayaking. Guided rafting tours are readily available throughout the area.
Car Rental Opportunities
To make the most of your time in Utah, rent a car from Allsave Car Rental Utah. For your convenience, we offer airport delivery services to the Vernal Regional Airport as well as shuttle services to and from our Vernal office. To reserve a car, truck, van or SUV rental for your Utah vacation, make an online reservation today, or call (435) 789-4777.