Throughout history, Flaming Gorge Country has hosted mountain men, pioneers, outlaws and Native Americans. Today, it welcomes anyone with an insatiable appetite for the outdoors.

 

Situated where the Uinta Mountains meet the Wyoming desert and just a short drive from nearby Rock Springs and Green River, Wyoming, breathtaking scenery is the ideal setting for year-round activities – from hiking and boating in summer to snowshoeing and ice fishing in winter.

 

Hiking 

Explore wide open spaces without fighting the crowds. Flaming Gorge Country is the perfect place to discover on foot with hundreds of miles of diverse and scenic hiking trails.

Bear Canyon Bootleg Trail

Stay close to the water and take in amazing views of the lake and Red Canyon on the 3-mile Bear Canyon Bootleg trail. The views at the end of this walk are especially breathtaking at sunset.

 

Basset Springs Loop Trail

Looking for a steep climb that is challenging but will reward you with unforgettable vistas? Try the Basset Springs Loop for a 4-mile trek through groves of aspen and conifer forests. This loop is especially spectacular in the fall.

 

Fishing

Flaming Gorge Reservoir is the crown jewel for fishing in Sweetwater County and home to the state’s largest fish. Anglers can expect a variety of fish including burbot, brown trout, channel catfish, kokanee salmon, lake trout, rainbow trout and smallmouth bass. Here are a few fishing hot spots traveling south.

Firehole Canyon

Firehole Canyon’s waters are located under towering North and South Chimney Rocks, offering spectacular views between catches. Take advantage of the boat ramp, picnic area and campsites before heading farther south.

 

Currant Creek & Buckboard Marina

Currant Creek, across from Buckboard Marina, is a great place to catch some fish. Stock up on bait and lures at the marina on the west side, and then head over to the east side to drop a line.

Linwood Bay & Lucerne Valley Marina

Continue to Linwood Bay, located near Lucerne Valley Marina. The area is famous for trophy fishing, unparalleled canyon views and abundant wildlife—including fish!

Flaming Gorge Dam

Experience one of the world’s most renowned trout fisheries just below the Flaming Gorge Dam. Rainbows are abundant just below the dam, and browns more common downstream.

 

Mountain Biking

Whether you enjoy riding amidst flora, along the water or through the pines, Flaming Gorge Country can host the perfect mountain biking adventure.

Cherokee Trail 

Find the best of Sweetwater County’s side of the reservoir at Currant Creek. Located just east of the reservoir, the Little Mountain area boasts an incredible 250 miles of trails. Ride the Cherokee Trail off the old Currant Creek Ranch Road (County Road 33) — the most popular trail in the area. It’s not uncommon to see more than 100 miles from elevated vantage points on this route. While you’re in the area, try out the steady climbs and ample descents of the Currant Creek and Dry Hollow Trails.

Visitor Info 

View the Flaming Gorge Scenic Byway Map to find all the must-see spots located in Flaming Gorge Country, or visit TourWyoming.com for more information. Stay and play in nearby Rock Springs and Green River, Wyoming, home to 40 hotels, 70 restaurants, and endless adventure.