Flaming Gorge Country

Flaming Gorge Country
FACT: The scenic drive on Highways 191 and 530, encircling Flaming Gorge Country, is designated as a State Scenic Byway on the Wyoming side and a National Scenic Byway on the Utah side.

Flaming Gorge Adventure GuideExperience genuine wild country just a few hours from a major metropolitan area. Unspoiled and lacking the crowds of most recreation areas, Flaming Gorge Country is an outdoor wonderland.

Read more about the Lake Flaming Gorge or view an online-version of our travel guide.


Year-round recreational opportunities abound on the 91-mile Flaming Gorge Reservoir and the famed Green River. A wide range of active pursuits will fill your days, or you can just sit back and take in the breathtaking scenery and watch the plentiful wildlife.

A rewarding stop along your tour of the natural wonders of the West, Flaming Gorge Country provides the contrast in scenery for which the West is famous, from the rugged Uinta Mountains to the expansive Wyoming deserts. This spectacular combination provides a roomy habitat for a variety of big-game animals, including moose, Rocky Mountain elk, pronghorn antelope and bighorn sheep.

Rich in Western lore, Flaming Gorge Country was home to mountain men, pioneers, outlaws and Native Americans. Scenic drives are an easy way to experience Flaming Gorge’s beauty. In fact, one of the best ways to see our famous wild horses is to look right out your car window! Most of our other highways are designated state scenic byways. Side trips, like the Sheep Creek Geologic Loop Tour, offer exciting views of bighorn sheep.

More information on Flaming Gorge Scenic Byway

3-Day Summer Itinerary

If you love the great outdoors — particularly camping under the stars, fishing for state-record trout or spotting wildlife — we have the game plan for you. Get inspired with our three-day itinerary tour of Flaming Gorge Country.

Fall Colors in Flaming Gorge Country

This fall, take a scenic drive on the Flaming Gorge - Green River Basin Byway. In Autumn, the already breathtaking scenery transforms into an even more awe-inspiring sight.

Winter Activities 

The fun doesn’t end with the warm weather. Winter is a magical time of year here in Flaming Gorge Country. Whether you’re on cross-country skis, snowshoes, or ice fishing, there are miles of trails to explore. Of course, there is fishing in Flaming Gorge Country. From enormous  macs in the lake to big browns, cuts and bows in the river, renowned world-class fishing is found here.

What You Need to Know 

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is managed by the USDA Forest Service, Ashley national Forest and USDI Bureau of Reclamation. Recreational opportunities include more than 600 camping and picnic units (including boat-in and float-in camps), three full-service marinas, two visitor centers, some 200 miles of trails and many other visitor facilities. The Flaming Gorge Dam Visitor Center is open year-round. Some facilities are fully ADA accessible, including campsites, picnic sites and fishing platforms.

A limited number of campsites may be reserved in advance by calling 1-877-444-6777 or visiting this website.

Audio Guided Tour

Take a listen to the introduction and beginning your journey through the Flaming Gorge Country and Flaming Gorge Lake.


The Journey Begins:

Full Audio Tour:
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