Situated on the border of Wyoming and Utah, Flaming Gorge forms the basin into which the Green and Colorado Rivers flow. Approaching the gorge from Wyoming, the twisting, turning highway descends through three billion years of geological strata. The Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is renowned for its recreational opportunities--hiking, boating, fishing, waterbiking, windsurfing, camping, backpacking, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Fish species in the system of rivers, creeks and lakes include Colorado River Cutthroat trout, Brown trout, Rainbow trout, cutbow, Lake trout, Kokanee salmon, Smallmouth bass, Burbot and Common carp. The Dinosaur National Monument is located in nearby Vernal. Utah which is also home to the National Outdoor Leadership School's canyon and river operations.
The Flaming Gorge image is among a portfolio of photographs from my westward odyssey appearing in this AFAR collaborative.