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Flaming Gorge, Utah: Jewel of Aquatic Adventure in the American West

Flaming Gorge and the surrounding area has everything you need for an amazing water-sports-filled vacation. Homey accommodations, delicious food and gracious hosts, and boat rental options make exploration of this one-of-a-kind landscape possible. Wakeboarding, water skiing, pontoon boating, jet skiing, paddleboarding, kayaking—whatever your speed, the opportunity is there. So take the plunge! Book your trip to the Flaming Gorge and experience one of the American West’s jewels of aquatic adventure.

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Flaming Gorge, Utah: Outdoor Adventure Destination on a National Park Road Trip

Flaming Gorge is a perfect centrally located stopover on the classic American national park road trip. With Rocky Mountain National Park and Dinosaur National Monument to the east, Grand Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef National Parks to the south, and Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks to the North, Flaming Gorge’s cold water and countless opportunities for aquatic recreation offer a refreshing escape after some hot desert exploring or strenuous hikes in the mountains.

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Utah Road Trip Featuring 3 Natural Wonders

Sometimes confused with the famous Horseshoe Bend in Arizona, Goosenecks State Park is an overlook of one of the most incredible river meanders in North America. From our car, we walked slowly to the edge of the overlook, peering down at the lazy San Juan River below. The river cuts through time, exposing various rock layers and leaving the most stunning, extensive meanders in the canyon.

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Discover Davis: Outdoor Recreation, Amusement Parks, and Art

Traveling with family requires checking a lot of boxes. You want to get outside and see the enormous spaces of the Rocky Mountain West. Your partner is eager to check out Americana art and culture and to learn about Utah’s history. The kids want to be amused, and you want them to learn. Fortunately, the area surrounding Salt Lake International Airport—just 20 minutes away, in fact—can provide all of this and more.

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