Flaming Gorge - Uintas Scenic Byway Vernal to Manila and Dutch John

Vernal, Utah 84079

Flaming Gorge - Uintas Scenic Byway Vernal to Manila and Dutch John

Flaming Gorge - Uintas Scenic Byway: Vernal to Manila and Dutch John Professional Review and Guide

"A 150-mile drive along the eastern edge of the Uinta Mountains and along the southern rim of Flaming Gorge Reservoir, providing outstanding views of the river gorge and the High Uintas and a variety of roadside geology lessons. Like so many of the places described in this book, Flaming Gorge presents an especially vivid lesson in geology at its most dramatic and most varied. This drive presents terrific contrasts in scenery: the rugged Uinta Mountains; beautiful alpine forests; a brilliantly colored, 91-mile reservoir at the bottom of a dramatic river gorge; and high desert country to the north.

Special attractions: Utah Field House of Natural History/Dinosaur Garden, Ashley National Forest and Uinta Mountains, Flaming Gorge Reservoir and Dam, Sheep Creek Canyon, and Swett Ranch. Nearby attractions: Diamond Mountain/Jones Hole Hatchery, Dinosaur National Monument and Quarry, High Uintas Wilderness Area, Red Cloud/ Dry Fork Scenic Backway, and Brown’s Park Scenic Backway. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."

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Trail Information

Vernal
Nearby City
150
Distance
Year-round, although maybe hazardous in winter
Season
Ashley National Forest
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Jul 2018