On our trip through northern Utah we decided to spend a day at the beautiful Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area to enjoy the beautiful views and the cool water with a hike and a few hours of kayaking.
Flaming Gorge Country
The Flaming Gorge Reservoir impounds water of the Green River, the reservoir extends as far as 91 miles from Wyoming to Northern Utah. The Gorge, Green River and surrounding Ashley National Forest provide for many outdoor activities from camping, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, boating, fishing, river rafting, and more.
We started the day with a hike on the beautiful South rim located 1,700 feet above the lake. and enjoyed the sweeping views. We parked our van at the visitor center located at 1475 Red Canyon Rd, Dutch John, UT 84023 (with water and restrooms available) and hiked along the Red Canyon Rim Trail which is a 4.8 mile long trail (9.6 mile out and back): https://www.visitutah.com/articles/fl…
After the hike we drove down to the reservoir where we rented a kayak at the Cedar Springs Marina located at the South-East end of the reservoir at 2675 North Cedar Springs Road, Dutch John, UT 84023. We loved our time on the cold water and had a fun time. FYI: The nearby Red Canyon Lodge has a restaurant, grocery store, cabin rentals, as well as bike rentals. There are many great hikes and campgrounds located in the surrounding area and dispersed free camping can be found in the National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/ashl…
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