Flaming Gorge Recreation Area
An 200,000 acre place to explore
At sunrise, the Flaming Gorge lives up to it’s name. Flaming Gorge Reservoir is a very large ‘man made’ reservoir at 42,020 acres. The Reservoir extends to the North 91 miles. The Flaming Gorge Recreation Area is 200,000 acres in size. Major John Wesley Powell named the it after seeing the sun reflecting off the red rocks in May of 1869.