Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area Things to Do
After Sheep Creek Canyon, I continued along the highway 44 towards Manila.And in Manila I turned right on Highway 530 Northwards in the direction of Green River.And again the sights and views were rather boring, same like the first part of Highway 191 southwards, in the beginning of my journey.And then suddenly you see the signboard "Wyoming...more
After driving south wards on the highway 191, the after the Flaming gorge Dam, I continued my journey on the highway 44 in the direction of Manila (no no not on the Fillipines)And then there were some sharp curbs in the road, and then you reach an area with a great scenery, may be even the best of that day.The view was named Sheep Creek Canyon, and...more
When you have crossed the Flaming gorge Dam, there is a white bridge.What is so special on this white bridge, nothing, in fact.But just after this white bridge there is a parking lot, and it is really interesting to stop there as from this point you can make some great pictures of a narrow part of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir.And also it is a good...more
Then further southwards, past Dutch John, You pass the Flaming Gorge DamBefore you cross the Dam, there is a parking lot on the left hand side with a viewpoint.From this viewpoint you have a splendid view, and it reveals its mass and height.The dam stands 145 feet (140 metres) above the river, and it extends below the river bottom for another 47...more
The second viewpoint gave an even greater look over the reservoir and the surrounding nature.Some numbers :- Length : 91 miles (145 kilometres)- Shoreline : 375 miles (600 kilometres)- Surface area : 66 square miles (171 square kilometres)- Capacity : 3.8 million acre-feet (4.7 billion cubic meters)- Elevation above sea level : 6.040 feet (1840...more
After my dirt road adventure, I continued along Highway 191.I passed a side road with a signboard towards Firehole Canyon, but as I had already lost a lot of time taking the dirt road, I continued along Highway 191.And then I finally reached the real Flaming Gorge Recreation Area.There was a viewpoint with a signboard. The scenery was just great.more
After a few miles, the scenery became more beautiful. But still I had not reached the Firehole canyon, so I decide to drive further, I first passed an Archery site, and further there was a shooting club for riffles, so I kept driving along this dirt road, but still nothing that looked like a canyon.The scenery was nice, but then also the road...more
After some driving along the Highway 191, I saw some cars coming out of a side road.And I had seen that there was a side road towards a place named Firehole Canyon on my map.I thought, hi, this must be it, there was no signboard, but I decided to take a look.And it was a dirt road, I was not driving a 4-wheel drive, but the road looked pretty dry,...more
To be honest I was really surprised that it took me so long to return to the main road (Highway 191), of course the speed on this dirt road is not high.And as this dirt road was pretty dry, so very dusty, I had noticed the dust cloud behind my car while driving.So just before I reached the highway 191 I decided to stop, to measure the dust grade ....more
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area Transportation
I have booked my car via the company Holiday autos.
This makes it much easier, as it is in your own language, if you have problem you can call their office.
First I was searching the internet to rent a car, but there are so many different companies, like Alamo, Hertz, Avis, Budget, ...
And they all heave different ways in giving their prices (with or without a number of assurances), that makes it really hard to compare; also there are the hidden extras.
And then after a long tiring flight you stand there for the rent a car desk, and then they propose all kind of extras and assurances, and then it is sometimes very confusing to know what you really need.
So the advantage of booking via Holiday autos was that everything was included, so no more extras, of course at the desk they always try to sell one or more extra insurances, but a simple no does it
After the booking you receive a voucher, and upon arrival you present this voucher at the rent a car desk, a few signatures, and you can explore the American Highways.
The rent a car firm was Alamo.
And for the 21 days I paid 681 euro, which is 32.4 euro a day.
My car was a red PT Cruiser – Cryssler.
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