FLAMING GORGE RESORT
The section of the Green River downstream from the Flaming Gorge Dam is legendary in fly fishing circles and is one of those bucket list destinations that doesn’t require flying halfway around the world to experience. Imagine floating on a river of crystal clear water as you observe thousands of trout skittering out of the way as the raft passes over their holding lies. A look up at the canyon walls will make it obvious why this is called Flaming Gorge, as the reds and gold hues reflecting off of the walls is absolutely astonishing.
The resort offers the best accommodations in the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. It is located in the heart of Ashley National Forest and is surrounded by beautiful mountains and wildlife.
The resort, located on the bluff above the gorge, is all inclusive in that the resort offers activities for both fishermen and for non fishing families. Fly fishing is the activity that the resort is most famous for, but many of its guests are non fishing couples and families that enjoy the hiking, rafting, kayaking, and nature observation in the area. Several golf courses are close by too.
At a Glance
Target Fish: Brown, Rainbow, Cutthroat trout
Location: Dutch John (north eastern Utah) Utah
Seasons: All year
Lodge Capacity: over 100
Nearest Airport: Salt Lake City UT
Electricity: 110 volts
Documents needed: Passport for international travelers
This world-class, blue-ribbon, trout fishery is home to Browns, Rainbows, Cutthroats, and Cut-Bow Hybrid Trout. The Division of Wildlife Resources in Utah states that the Green River has between 8,000 and 22,000 fish per mile between the dam and Red Creek rapids. Some Browns and Rainbows have gone over 30 inches. Flaming Gorge Resort takes pride in offering one of the best guiding services on the legendary Green River in Utah. Each guide has years of experience and quite a long list of extremely happy clients. If you're looking to spend a day with a guide on the Green River, Flaming Gorge Lodge is the right place to find that someone whom you can ensure will not only help you put fish to the net and help you become a better fisherman, but also go out of their way to make your trip unforgettable. Full-day trips include transportation to and from the Green River, soft drinks, hearty lunches, and an experienced guide along with their expert personal instruction.
The river is broken up into three stretches that are delineated by different water types:
“A” Section: The most upstream and popular section within the Gorge flows from the dam for 7.6 miles to what is called Little Hole. The “A” Section holds the highest number of fish per mile and is accessed by boat, raft and wading.
“B” Section: This section starts at Little Hole and flows for 9 miles to Indian Crossing boat ramp. The quantity of fish decreases in this section but so do the number of fisherman. That being said, the quality of fishing still remains at a high level.
“C” Section: The river in this section flows for 12 miles to Swallow Canyon boat ramp. Some of the largest fish come out of this section.
Best Fly Fishing Seasons
May through October
The lodge has a range of lodging options for every type of vacation. Whether you are a diehard fisherman or looking for a family vacation, they have the accommodations for you. There you can enjoy the remarkable recreational opportunities in this part of Utah like river rafting, fly fishing, and hiking. Enjoy a relaxing meal at the restaurant or just wander and shop at the gift and souvenir shop. Whatever your pleasure, our friendly and courteous staff will see to your every need to make this an enjoyable and unforgettable vacation!
Onsite Amenities and Activities:
Satellite TV and VCR
Fly Shop & grocery
Excellent American style food
Non fly fishing activities include hiking, rafting, kayaking, hiking, and nature watching
The lodge offers 21 motel rooms with two queen size beds, 24 one bedroom suites that have 1 queen, 1 twin, hide-bed, a roll-a-way, living room and full kitchen. 3 available group suites are available for parties that range from 6 to 10 people. All rooms include a satellite TV and Wi-Fi. An excellent onsite restaurant is located on the premises that serves a classic selection of American food.
The motel rooms are located on the hill behind the Resort with an excellent view of our spectacular scenery. These rooms offer either two double beds or two queen beds. Some rooms have private decks.
Each unit includes a queen and a single bed in the bedroom as well as a queen hide-a-bed in the living room. The suites here at the Flaming Gorge Resort have a fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, and a private deck. These are our largest rooms and can easily accommodate 3-4 fisherman, two couples, or a family with children. These suites can easily accommodate 3-4 people.
Suite 409 - has four bedrooms, a living room area, and one bathroom. This suite comes with a full kitchen including a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and a microwave. Two of the bedrooms have Queen Beds. The other two bedrooms have two Twin Beds. There is a sofa bed in the living room area. Great for a family or a bigger group
Trailer 34 - this group suite trailer has two bedrooms and one bathroom.
Trailer 20 - this group suite trailer has three bedrooms with queen beds and two roll away beds so it can sleep 8 people comfortably. It has a full kitchen including stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave. This is great for a family.
Whether you're here on business or for a vacation, we hope to meet your needs. Our unique conference room is the perfect place for a small business meeting, conference, family gathering, or party. Our conference room is equipped with TV, Internet, dry-erase board, tables and chairs.
If there are any special requests for other equipment please let us know and we will try to accommodate your needs. Rate is $75.00 for half day, $150.00 for full day. No charge If you are one of our guests and have rented 4 or more rooms. Please call for information about our catering menu and to request a reservation for a conference, party, or banquet at Flaming Gorge Resort.
From Salt Lake City UT (Driving time about 4 hours)
Take I-80 east until you are passing through Evanston, Wyoming. Go about 30 miles past Evanston and take the Ft. Bridger exit. Travel about 4-6 miles until you get to a four way intersection. Take a right onto highway 414, drive about 45 mintues to Manila. Once in Manila, turn right onto highway 44. Drive 28 miles to US 191, turn left on 191. Drive north about 2 miles to Flaming Gorge Resort which is located on the left side of the road
From Denver CO
Take I-70 west to Riffle. Go on highway 18 north to Meeker. Take highway 64 west to Dinosaur. Travel on highway 40 west to Vernal. Turn on highway 191. Travel about 38 miles and turn righ to continue on highway 191. Travel about 2 miles to Flaming Gorge Resort which is located on the left side of the road.
From Rock Springs WY
Go south on highway 191, travel 72 miles to Flaming Gorge Resort, which is about 4 miles south of Flaming Gorge Dam. Flaming Gorge Resort is located on the right side of the road
Summer Fishing Package
Guided Fishing on Section “A”: April 16 through October 15th
Includes Lodging (motel), and Lunch and Guide (per 1 or 2 fishermen): $570. per day
Winter Fishing Package
Includes Lodging (motel), and Lunch and Guide (per 1 or 2 fishermen):
Guided Fishing on Section “A”: October 16th through April 15th: $395. Per day