Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Flaming Gorge National Recretion Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 month ago

Camped at the lake

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

hiking
3 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
3 months ago

Trail is marked with blue diamonds.

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

4 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
5 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.

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

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.

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

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.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Took a camping/fly fishing trip a few weeks ago. Despite the water running high, I was able to catch a few rainbows and browns. It is beautiful up there, but quite busy.

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