Perched high above the reservoir at the southern end of Flaming Gorge NRA lies the Red Canyon Recreation Complex. A destination unto itself for many visitors, the area includes the Red Canyon Overlook and Red Canyon Visitor Center. These sites offer commanding views of the 700’ wide and 1,400’ deep Red Canyon that frames the Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
The Red Canyon Visitor Center sits on the southern rim of the Red Canyon above the Flaming Gorge Reservoir overlooking a stunning view into the 1,631 foot canyon. The design of the building was to feature this magnificent view in a safe setting for visitors. Construction began on the Red Canyon Visitor Center in 1964 and was completed by summer of 1965. The architect for this project was Thair H. Blackburn of Ogden Utah.
The center currently provides scenic points of interest, educational programs, natural history, interpretive trails, and recreation information for the larger Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area (NRA) as well as other recreational opportunities surrounding the NRA. For many of our visitors this center is the only opportunity they have to experience the beauty of the canyon. The center also provides interpretive signage and exhibits that allow the visitor to continue their discovery as they immerse themselves with the rich cultural and natural history of the area. Add Red Canyon Visitor Center to your Manila travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Manila route planner.
Red Canyon Visitor Center Reviews
We are so glad that we took an hour to stop by the Red Canyon Visitor Center. The staff were incredibly friendly and informative. There is a short and easy hiking trail you can follow for outstanding.... more »
Unfortunately it was closed for the season, however, you still could walk around the area and oh my the views. Definitely worth the stop. more »
Visitor center is closed in the winter time but always a beautiful view from the lookout. If the roads allow you to get there, the lookout never closes.
Awsome please to stop and enjoy the view.
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