Flaming Gorge: Rock Springs to Flaming Gorge Dam Professional Review and Guide
"A 64-mile drive from Rock Springs to the massive Flaming Gorge dam and the scenic lake and canyons of Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. This drive heads across the high desert country of southwestern Wyoming to Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. It features a large lake created when a deep canyon of the Green River was dammed. Unless you like wide open spaces, the first part of the drive may be boring, but a dramatic, water-filled canyon greets those who persevere to the end. The drive starts a few miles west of Rock Springs, the largest town in western Wyoming.
The town got its start as a stage station, built here because of a spring of good water, a rarity in this dry section of the state. Special attractions: Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Flaming Gorge Dam, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, hiking, fishing, river rafting, boating, scenic views. 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."