Flaming Gorge-Uintas National Scenic Byway

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  • Coyote South of Wyoming/Utah Border

    The coyote is almost undetectable with its camouflaging coat.

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  • Pasture Gate at Swett's Ranch

    An old swing gate guards the entrance to a small corral at Swett's Ranch in Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area.

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  • Shadows over Sheep Creek

    Shadows fall over the blue waters of Flaming Gorge Reservoir as seen from Sheep Creek Overlook.

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  • Flaming Gorge Scenic Byway

    Sandstone cliffs dominate the view along the Flaming Gorge Scenic Byway.

  • Caged Dinos in Vernal

    These ferocious looking statues are just one of the many dinosaur related paraphenalia visitors can find in Vernal, Utah.

  • Kitchen in the Ranchhouse at Swett Ranch

    The third home Oscar Swett built for his large family was one of the most modern and comfortable in the area, as this kitchen demonstrates.

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  • Old Rocks in Sheep Creek Canyon

    Old rocks jut out from evergreens across from the Flash Flood Memorial rest area in Sheep Creek Canyon Geological Area.

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  • Looking Down on Road over Flaming Gorge Dam

    The road over Flaming Gorge Dam curves as it hugs the side of the gorge.

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  • Wildflowers on the Swett Ranch Nature Trail

    A sign along the Swett Ranch Nature Trail describes the benefits of the fleabane blooming all around it.

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  • Hardy Ponderosa Pine

    A ponderosa pine tree thrives in the hard rock on the edge of the deep gorge at Red Canyon Overlook.

  • Entering the Swett Ranch Dugout

    A volunteer waits to take a visitor into the cool inside of the root cellar at Swett Ranch in Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area.

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  • Bright Red Walls Along the Reservoir

    The dark blue waters of Flaming Gorge Reservoir contrasts against the deep reds of the canyon's soils.

  • Must-Have Photographic Opportunities at Red Canyon Overlook in Flaming Gorge

    A daring photographer braves the cliffs of the gorge for a perfect picture opportunity.

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  • Iconic Flaming Gorge Bridge

    A well-known site at the Flaming Gorge area, this bridge spans the reservoir's blue waters.

  • Forest Service Office in Manila, Utah

    NSBO staff visit the Forest Service Office in Manila with Mary Ann.

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  • Vernal's Pink Dinosaur

    A large, pink dinosaur greets visitors at the west end of Vernal.

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  • Red Fleet

    Three giant red sandstone outcroppings jut up from the landscape, giving the appearance of a fleet of battle ships.

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  • Rafting on the Green River Below Flaming Gorge Dam

    Adventurous travelers raft on the Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam.

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  • Vernal Valley

    This view overlooks the valley surrounding Vernal, Utah, with Red Fleet formations visible in midview.

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  • Restored Facade of the Parcel Post Bank

    The restored exterior of the Parcel Post Bank, now Zions Bank, exhibits superior workmanship and design.

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  • Sign at Steinaker Reservoir Overlook

    A sign on U.S. 191 announces that Steinaker Dam and Reservoir is a Central Utah Project.

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  • An Old Safe in the Parcel Post Bank in Vernal, Utah

    A safe once used by the Parcel Post Bank is displayed in the lobby.

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  • Rock Formations North of Vernal, Utah

    Twisted sandstone formations are visible along the Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway north of Vernal, Utah.

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  • Sheep Creek Overlook

    A dogwood dominates the foreground in this glimpse of Flaming Gorge from the Sheep Creek viewpoint.

  • Volunteering to Greet Visitors to Swett Ranch

    Volunteers are happy to greet visitors to Swett Ranch in Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area.

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  • Bridge Spanning the Gorge

    A bridge delicately arches over the smooth blue waters of Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

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  • Inside the Earliest Cabin at Swett Ranch

    The first cabin built by young homesteader Oscar Swett was a one-room log cabin. The furnishings here are similar to those he would have had. The USFS has papered one wall with pages from the Sears Catalog, like he did long ago. He lived with his young family here for several years.

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  • Sheep Creek Canyon

    A breathtaking view is captured looking west from a pullout along the Flaming Gorge - Uintas Scenic Byway.

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  • A Plaque on the Parcel Post Bank in Vernal

    A plaque explaining historical facts is displayed on the red brick wall of the Parcel Post Bank in Vernal, Utah.

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  • Red Canyon

    In this popular view of Red Canyon, water lines are visible, showing obvious signs of several years of drought.

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  • The Navajo Formation

    The sandstone outcroppings of The Navajo Formation line the Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway.

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  • Ranch Implements Hanging on a Wall

    Farming tools hang on the shady side of a shed (possibly the smokehouse) on the Swett Ranch in Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area.

  • A Visitor at The Navajo Formations

    A byway traveler stands near a giant rock wall of The Navajo Formation along the Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway.

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  • Blacksmith Forge at Swett Ranch

    Located far from the ranch buildings in case of fire, the blacksmith forge at Swett Ranch is built on bare rock amidst a green field and trees.

  • Log Cabin at Swett Ranch

    A plank bridge crosses over the small stream and leads to one of the log cabins at Swett Ranch.

  • Red Canyon Lodge

    Red Canyon Lodge has books about the history of Flaming Gorge.

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  • Summer Morning at Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Utah

    This view shows Flaming Gorge as seen from the Canyon Overlook Trail.

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  • Petroglyphs and Pictographs at Dinosaur National Monument

    Sarahi stands by some petroglyphs and pictographs in Dinosaur National Monument.

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  • Creek Bridge

    This view of Creek Bridge can be seen from Highway 91.

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  • Inside the Second Cabin at Swett Ranch

    Farm implements hang on the bedroom wall inside the second home that Oscar Swett built for his growing family, a two-room log cabin with an attic. It has a planked floor and electricity.

  • Dinosaur National Monument Visitor Center in Vernal

    Visitor reads about the colored dinosaur outside the Dinosaur National Monument Visitor Center.

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  • Sheep Creek Bay

    Beautiful red hills rise above Sheep Creek Bay on the Flaming Gorge - Uintas Scenic Byway.

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  • Granary on Swett Ranch in Flaming Gorge

    The granary at Swett Ranch in Flaming Gorge stands amidst forest and mountains in Ashley National Forest.

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  • Fence and Ranches in Manila

    A log fence outlines a green pasture in Manila. Two ranches or farms surrounded by trees are on the horizon.

  • Hole-In-The-Wall Canyon

    Low rolling hills line either side of Hole-In-The-Wall Canyon on the Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway.

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  • Water Fun on Steinaker Reservoir

    A motorboat pulls a swimmer (tuber?) behind on the blue waters of Steinaker Reservoir.

  • Twisted Rocks in Sheep Creek Canyon

    Some of the oldest rocks in the world are displayed in the tilted and tortured rock layers of Sheep Creek Canyon Geological Area just across from the Flash Flood Memorial rest area.

  • Mountain View by Ranch in Sheep Creek Canyon

    The sloping sides of a mountain in Sheep Creek Canyon of Ashley National Forest show geologic layers from millenia ago.

  • Lizards Among the Rocks

    The security of the rocks make great homes for these harmless lizards.

  • Rock Wall in Hole-In-The-Wall Canyon

    A fractured rock wall lines Hole-In-The Wall Canyon on the Flaming Gorge - Uintas Scenic Byway.

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  • Mountain Pass on Flaming Gorge Scenic Byway

    US Hwy 191 proceeds north through a gap in a slanted ridgeline on the east side of Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

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  • Map of Flaming Gorge Scenic Byway

    This map has been created in the past five years. This should be kept for our records.

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  • View of Flaming Gorge from Antelope Flats Overlook

    A rickety-looking fence crosses before a stormy view of sagebrush and the distant reservoir from the Antelope Flats Overlook.

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  • Jackson Bluff on Drive Through The Ages

    Drive Through The Ages is a fitting name for this road near Vernal, UT.

  • Looking North along U-44 South of Manila

    The interplay of colors and scenery create a surreal scene along the curving U-44.

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  • View of Ridge from Antelope Flats

    The ridge called 'The Glades' forms a distinct line to the northeast of U.S. 191 as the road approaches Minnie's Gap.

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  • Boating into the Flaming Gorge

    A motorboat chugs slowly through the no-wake zone into Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

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  • Sunny Inlet on Flaming Gorge Reservoir

    A boat approaches between the steep cliffs of Flaming Gorge Reservoir, as seen from the bridge west of the Dam.

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  • Picnic Area at Greendale Campground

    Green grass and tall trees form a soothing scene for a picnic at Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area in Utah.

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  • Reading about Flaming Gorge

    A young Hispanic family reads about the Flaming Gorge Dam at the Flaming Gorge Visitor Center.

  • Motorboat Speeding on Flaming Gorge

    A motorboat leaves a wake as it races across the sparkling green waters of Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

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  • Camping at Greendale in Flaming Gorge NRA

    Through tall trees a single tent stands in one of the campsites at Greendale Campground in Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area.

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  • Sheep Creek Canyon

    This view is looking east from Sheep Creek Canyon on the Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway.

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  • Roads in Ashley National Forest

    A backroad through a meadow in Ashley National Forest curves past a small pond on its way toward U.S. 191.

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  • Alert Mule Deer

    A mule deer is all ears, standing in a field of fading grasses and thick trees.

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  • Cattle and Stringham Cabin

    Free-range cattle graze in the National Forest surrounding the historic Stringham Cabin in Ashley National Forest on the Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway.

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  • A View of the Valley From the Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway

    Rolling hills stretch as far as the eye can see from the Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway.

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  • History of the Stringham Cabin

    A panel placed not far from the Stringham Cabin in Ashley National Forest tells its history.

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  • Driving through the Ages

    The "Drive Through the Ages" sign alongside U.S. 191 in Utah tells that fossilized squid was found in the Curtis Formation, which was formed during the Jurassic Era.

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  • East Side of US-191 Looking East over Beaver Ponds

    Beaver ponds sit on the east side of US-191, reflecting the landscape in their smooth pools.

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  • Cattle Drive on the Road

    A picture of a cattle drive, a common road "hazard" in this area. The cowboy on the road is swinging a lasso.

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  • The Winding Flaming Gorge Byway

    The Flaming Gorge Byway winds through desert landscape touched with autumn.

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  • Driving the Flaming Gorge-Uintahs Route Near Vernal

    The Flaming Gorge-Uintahs Scenic Byway passes through rocky landscape and Jackson Bluff near Vernal, Utah.

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  • View of Highway 91 from Flaming Gorge Dam

    Highway 91 hugs the striking exposed red and pink strata of the cut by Flaming Gorge Dam.

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  • A Pillar Near Sheep Creek

    A woman daringly climbs a rock pillar near Sheep Creek.

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  • What's in a Name for Douglas Fir?

    You'll find informative plaques and signs like these along the self-guided tour at the Red Canyon Visitor Center at Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area.

  • Red Canyon Visitor Center

    The heavy slope of the visitor center blends into the mountainous terrain.

  • Deep Gorges in the Earth's Crust at Flaming Gorge

    These deep gorges plunge downward towards the earth, creating spectacular sights.

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  • Jensen's Butte and Valley

    Jensen's Butte is one of the most breathtaking features of Flaming Gorge.

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  • Hole-In-The-Wall Canyon

    This photo provides a view of the north end of Hole-in-The-Wall Canyon on the Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway.

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  • Billowing Flag and Bighorn Sheep

    Bighorn sheep graze around the flagpole at Flaming Gorge's Red Canyon Visitor Center.

  • Ashley National Forest

    A glimpse from Flaming Gorge-Uinta Scenic Byway reveals dense conifer stands.

  • A White Wake in Flaming Gorge's Red Canyon

    A boat leaves a white wake on the green waters of Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Red Canyon.

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  • Boating in Red Canyon on Flaming Gorge

    A motorboat enters narrow Red Canyon on Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

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  • Boating Below Red Canyon Overlook on Flaming Gorge

    Two motorboats pass each other in a narrow lake inlet below Red Canyon Overlook on Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

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  • West Green Lake

    Reeds ring tiny West Green Lake near Red Canyon Visitors Center and Overlook.

  • Rocky Towers on Sheep Creek

    Green deciduous trees line Sheep Creek Canyon Loop near Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway while geological formations loom in the background.

  • Hauling In a Fish in Ashley National Forest

    A father helps a young boy land a fish from the shore of a lake in the Ashley National Forest

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  • Mother and Daughter Fishing in Flaming Gorge Country

    A mother helps her daughter with her fishing pole on the shore of a lake in the Flaming Gorge area of northeastern Utah.

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  • Hooking a Speckled Trout at Flaming Gorge

    A large speckled trout is hooked and reeled in close to the boat of a successful angler.

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  • Rainbow Trout at Flaming Gorge

    A large rainbow trout is hooked on a fishing line in the clear green waters of Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

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  • Reflections on West Greens Lake

    Framed by pine trees, the still waters of West Greens Lake reflect the trees and mountains of Ashley National Forest.

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  • Red Canyon Visitor Center Overlook

    From the safety of this overlook at the Red Canyon Visitor Center, sightseers survey the Gorge.

  • Racing in Red Canyon

    Two boats race along the blue waters of Flaming Gorge Reservoir, flanked by the brilliant red walls of Red Canyon.

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  • Dead Tree by Farming Equipment at Swett Ranch

    Large, antique horse-drawn farming equipment sits beneath a dead tree on the Swett Ranch.

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  • View from Forge Trail at Swett Ranch

    Fields and forests surround the Swett Ranch in Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area.

  • Stormy Skies over Red Canyon

    Two youngsters look down into the gray waters and red cliffs of Flaming Gorge's Red Canyon on a stormy day.

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  • Looking East Across US-191 to Red Fleet

    The blue waters of Flaming Gorge glimmer in the afternoon sunshine, and mountains rise in the distance.

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  • Flaming Gorge Dam Overlook

    Flanked by interpretive signs, two youngsters stand on the overlook before the great wall of the Flaming Gorge Dam.

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  • Sheep Creek Canyon Loop Entrance

    A handful of bighorn sheep hang out near the entrance of Sheep Creek Canyon Loop just off of Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway.

  • City Park and Flowers in Downtown Vernal

    An abundance of pink and white flowers grace this small park in downtown Vernal, at the end of the Flaming Gorge - Uintas Scenic Byway.

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  • Granary in the Mountains

    The granary at Swett Ranch rests in the fold of the hills and valleys of Ashley National Forest.

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  • Flash Flood Memorial

    Flowers and toys grace the memorial to a flash flood that took the lives of two adults and four children in this shady area of Sheep Creek Canyon in 1965.

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  • Flash Flood Memorial Plaque

    A plaque in Sheep Creek Canyon Geological Area commemorates the lives lost to a flash flood in 1965.

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  • View from Manila

    Mountains and pasture surround Manila at the northern end of the Flaming Gorge - Uintas Scenic Byway in Utah.

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  • Ranchland in Manila

    The small agricultural and ranching town of Manila in northern Utah serves as one endpoint to the Flaming Gorge - Uintas Scenic Byway.

  • Volunteer Guide to Swett Ranch

    A volunteer stands ready to guide visitors around the inside of the modern Swett Ranch house.

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