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Attention: A new vehicle policy is in effect for 2014. A single site fee now includes only one vehicle. Beginning in 2015, an extra vehicle fee will be collected on-site if there is room for additional vehicles on the parking spur.

CANYON RIM, UT

part ofAshley National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: CANYON RIM
Status: Closed through Wed May 14 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Canyon Rim 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 about 1 mile from 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 campground contains several family campsites with picnic tables and campfire rings; some sites also have grills. 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
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
Know Before You Go
  • 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):
40.8825, -109.54944
40°52'57"N, 109°32'58"W

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

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CANYON RIM
RED CANYON COMPLEX
DUTCH JOHN UT 84023

Phone Number:

Information: (435)784-3445
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