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Explore your own backyard: Floating the Green in Flaming Gorge

By Tom Peek
Apr 20, 2015

When it comes to summer and family adventures, you shouldn't have to look outside the beautiful Beehive state. In fact, you may not have to look far at all, just point your eyes toward Flaming Gorge. Flaming Gorge is no stranger to summer fun and family memories; perhaps because it triples the county's population each year with summer visitors.

Why? Well, the Green River plays host to excellent fishing, boating, camping and more — making it an outdoorsman's paradise. So get your gear ready and plan a trip because Flaming Gorge never looked so good.

River rafting

If you haven't floated the Green before, you haven't fully experienced Flaming Gorge. The Green River has spent thousands of years carving away thick canyon rock to establish itself as one of Utah's premiere rivers for rafting.

You'll see the fish swimming beneath your raft in the crystal clear water. Not to mention the brilliant green cottonwoods and stately ponderosa pines lining the banks of the river. Rafting will never be the same after you embark on a self-guided, family adventure.

Photo credit: Flaming Gorge Chamber

If river rafting isn't your thing and you're looking for some other fun in Utah, checkout these adventures and activities all over the state.

  • Visit Dinosaurland: Run where dinosaurs ran, in beautiful Dry Fork Canyon.
  • Heber Valley: Experience one of North America's greatest Blue-Ribbon Trout streams.
  • Castle Country: Something for everyone with ATVs, hiking, biking and more.
  • Salt Lake: Aladdin and Almost Tango performances by Ballet West.
  • Box Elder: Celebrate all things arts with Fine Arts Month.
  • Logan: Explore. Relax. Enjoy.
  • Bear Lake: Three golf courses offer spectacular views, challenging holes and reasonable green fees.
  • Cedar City: Experience an ancient solar calendar based off the interpretations of the Parowan Gap Petroglyphs.
  • Bryce Canyon: Take a drive on Utah's Scenic Byway 12.
  • Moab: Enjoy the Moab Arts Festival with free admission.
  • Kanab: Have some fun riding ATVs through Southern Utah's most beautiful trails.
  • Canyon Country: A small town race with big race accomodations in beautiful red rock country.
To learn more, see the camping opportunities and plan your Flaming Gorge adventure at visitflaminggorge.com.

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