Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Flaming Gorge, UT

We are at the Firefighters Memorial Campground in the Ashley National Forest, part of the the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. ($18/night, no hookups but there is a dump and potable water.)  We are in Utah, near Dutch John, but part of the 91 mile Flaming Gorge area is in southwest Wyoming. This is a nice campground, although we couldn’t find a site with a good view of the reservoir. They were either taken or too small for our rig. We can see a tiny bit of water, and it’s nice to be in a forest for a change.
We would have liked this site but there wasn’t enough room to park.
Yesterday we hiked the 1.5 mile Bear Canyon trail across from the campground to an overlook of the gorge. We almost didn’t finish the hike due to a herd of cattle grazing right on the trail They weren’t wanting to move, so we finally found a detour around them rather than make them mad.
The view at the end of the trail. Luckily the cows were gone on our way back.
Today we drove to Red Canyon, where there is a nice Visitor Center with floor to ceiling glass walls looking out over the canyon. We hiked a couple miles along the Canyon Rim trail, where there are numerous overlooks. Unfortunately it turned mostly cloudy, but it was still pretty there.
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This is another place where we have hardly seen any other people. How nice!

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