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Ashley National Forest is located in northeastern Utah and Wyoming. It encompasses 1,384,132 National Forest acres, (1,287,909 in Utah and 96,223 in Wyoming). Of the total acres, 276,175 are High Uintas Wilderness (180,530 additional acres of High Uintas Wilderness is located on the Wasatch / Cache National Forest). Elevations on the Ashley National Forest range from 6,000 feet to over 13,500 feet.

hiking
5 days ago

Took the kids on a short section of it today, Dec 8th 2018. It’s a beautiful area and the trail goes ride down by the river.

The start is fairly step for us wrangling a 4 and 2 year old, but otherwise, it’s great.

no snakes this time of year. beautiful and all to myself with the exception of a few fishermen on the river. trail was dry.

hiking
2 months ago

Camped at the lake

hiking
3 months ago

So beautiful! We had kids with us so it was a bit tricky at first because it has a couple spots that are a little steep. But once you get to the bottom at the river it is worth it. We did find a snake so keep a look out.

A nice easy walk and an excellent way to see the canyon.

hiking
4 months ago

All the online guides say this is a must-do hike at Flaming Gorge. I'd suggest it a must-do get out and see the views but not really a hike. If you start at the visitors center and follow the trail until it enters the forest before turning around as some suggest, it's fine. However it's very near a road and campgrounds, and the view of the gorge only changes very subtly. I think there are better hikes in the area.

I'd suggest just getting out at the visitors center to see the views. Maybe drive to the lodge and head out on their access trail (past the cabins and it's clearly marked) to get the slightly different view. If you do want a loop, we hiked from the visitors center then turned onto to the path to Greens Lake then met back up with to the canyon rim trail for about 4.5 miles total. The lake portion is forested and away from the rim but we did see mule deer. Also stopped for lunch at the Lodge. Still this isn't really a hike, but rather a long walk with lots of people.

walking
4 months ago

Trail is marked with blue diamonds.

Hiked with our 2 dogs today. The weather was great and the scenery is beatiful!

5 months ago

Easy, lots of birds, beautiful views.

Pretty views.
Not difficult at all. We were over prepared due to the listing.
Disappointing as I expected something a little more engaging.
Heavy traffic.
We did see some wildlife though. A group of rams were hanging out about .5 miles from the visitor's center.
06.09.18

hiking
6 months ago

The Red Canyon Rim trail is part of a network of trails in the area around the Red Canyon Rim visitor center and campgrounds. You can get on and off this trail in multiple places. This AllTrails listing shows the hike starting at the Greendale Overlook right off of UT 44, using the trailhead on the west side of the parking area. This is actually not the best option, as it entails walking 3 miles through a pretty, but not especially interesting pine forest before you get to the spectacular views of the gorge. If you just start the trail at the other end, by the visitor center, and go 2 miles out and back, you will be along the rim the whole way. I did a partial loop going by Greens Lake, which involved walking parallel to the visitor center road for awhile, which wasn't great. The trail is very well maintained and signed, probably to facilitate use by mountain bikers and cross country skiers in the winter. I never saw any sign of a trail going down to the river.

hiking
6 months ago

Little Hole is a very nice out and back hike. As many people have already mentioned, there are a lot of snakes, so it's good to be wary. if you start at the dam, there is no public restroom until mile 5.5 or so, just be aware and plan accordingly.

The trail is very rocky at some points and gets a decent amount of sun, but there are also little shady groves here and there. Enjoy!

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful hike for the family. My ten year old loved it but my 6 year old got tired quickly. Nice places for picnics along the way. Some parts of the trail were really rocky and was hard on the ankles. Overall, beautiful hike!

Great drive. Varied landscape. Leads to many hike opportunities. Did in my many trips to Salt Lake. Each year I would new routes off of the interstate.

Easy to river to run, Rafts are available to rent nearby. Great for Families

fishing
Monday, November 27, 2017

It’s an amazing fishing area! As you are casting you can hear hawks hunting above you. Be warned, watch out for rattlesnakes they are sparse but can be found in the canyon.

hiking
Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Beautiful trail along the Green River. The trail down the gorge to the river edge is a bit steep but the rest is easy.

hiking
Saturday, September 16, 2017

This is definitely not a "hard" hike, but more like a mellow nature walk. The first 2.5 miles and in the trees, and you finally get to a good view of the gorge at around 3 miles. Very pretty, but not what we were expecting!

paddle sports
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

We did the Green River float on a 5 man raft this weekend. We rented a raft from the Flaming Gorge Resort, but would've preferred to rent from one of the rental places in Dutch John. The FGR is a little further away.

This section of the river is pretty easy to float for most families. We took 5 kids, ages 5-12 with us. As long as you know that you should take the right hand side on most of the rapids, but take the left hand side on the 7th rapid, called "Monther-in-law." There is a sign a few hundred yards before on the right hand side telling you which rapid you are approaching. None of the rapids were very dangerous, but a few chances to get hung up on rocks.

If you paddle through the slow water, the float takes about 1 1/2 - 2 hours. If you stop and eat or jump of the rocks, plan on 3 hours.

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

I would rate this as an easy hike, not moderate. Nice flat walk to a beautiful overlook of Flaming Gorge.

backpacking
Monday, June 05, 2017

Awesome and stunning trail alongside the Green River starting immediately south of the Flaming Gorge Dam. Be aware there are multiple wading opportunities right now due to high water. Missing pieces of walkway and trail along the way so you will get wet right now. Needs some trail work , but it is So worth some wet boots. Friendly rafters and fisherman along the way to have fun with! Also note: the first and last .5 mile is all the elevation loss and gain.

hiking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

It's rated as hard, but actually more moderate. Mostly level walking with slight inclines. Path can be a little rocky, but mostly a nice dirt path. The sights are amazing, definitely worth it. And you can tailor the hike to the distance you'd like. We didn't do the whole thing but tied it into the Greens Lake Trail. Beautiful scenery.

scenic driving
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Beautiful drive. had interesting rock formations

scenic driving
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wonderful drive through beautiful country. Flaming George is awsome

fishing
Monday, September 26, 2016

I lived in Dutch John when I was a teenager so this trail will always be amazing to me. Great scenery, snooty fish and fishermen in various moods. And many people in rafts.

paddle sports
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Little hole is where most end there Rafting/Fishing Trip. A great time no matter what you are doing. There is a great hiking trail that follows the river.

paddle sports
Thursday, May 26, 2016

A awesome place to raft with the family. Had a blast on the River. This is such a fun area. I think The marker for this needs to be adjusted a bit closer to the Green River Area. Here are the coordinates to the look out above the River N 40° 54.694 W 109° 25.138.

paddle sports
Monday, December 07, 2015

Rafted the river with family many years ago

paddle sports
Friday, August 15, 2014

I went canoeing down the Green River as a teenager. It was a pretty fun trip.

camping
Friday, August 15, 2014

I've camped and water-skied a couple of different times at Flaming Gorge. It's a nice area for camping and boating.

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