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RED CANYON, UT

Photo: RED CANYON
Status: Closed through Wed May 14 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Red Canyon Campground is located in a grassy meadow high above Flaming Gorge Reservoir, along Red Canyon Road at an elevation of 7,400 feet. Visitors enjoy exploring the Red Canyon Rim Trail and canoeing and fishing at Greens Lake.

Natural Features:

The campground lies close to beautiful cliffs overlooking Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Lodgepole and ponderosa pines dot the campground, providing limited shade. Summer wildflowers are plentiful.

Recreation:

Nearby Greens Lake offers great canoeing and fishing for rainbow and brook trout. Red Canyon Lodge sits on the shore. Canoe and bike rentals, horseback riding, a restaurant and gift shop are available.

Red Canyon Rim Trail, for hiking and biking, begins at the nearby visitor center, which offers interpretive displays and area information.

Facilities:

This small campground contains family campsites with picnic tables and campfire rings. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is known not only for its beautiful red cliffs, but also for its world-class fishing for lake, brown and rainbow trout. Boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and scuba diving are popular activities on the reservoir.

Flaming Gorge Dam offers guided tours of the working hydroelectric plant and the dam itself; The adjacent visitor center contains area history exhibits.

The Green River below the dam provides spectacular rafting opportunities. A trip down the river offers unique geology, outlaw history and Native American rock art.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
Know Before You Go
  • This is Red Canyon on the Ashley National Forest near Flaming Gorge and Vernal, Utah; is this the campground you are requesting?
  • No electric, water or sewer hookups are available
  • This campground has first come, first served sites
  • Click here to learn more about the Ashley National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.88944, -109.55917
40°53'22"N, 109°33'33"W

Located on Forest Road 095/Red Canyon Road off Highway 44, approximately 40 miles north of Vernal, Utah.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

RED CANYON
RED CANYON COMPLEX
DUTCH JOHN UT 84023

Phone Number:

Information: (435)784-3445