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  • Maintained Dirt/Gravel
  • 2 hours
  • 50 miles oneway

Browns Park was once outlaw country and if it's no longer that, you can explore the canyons and forests that once served as shelter for the ne'er do wells. Today, these rocks and forests are home to elk and deer.

  • Between 2-2.5 hours. Allow more time if you wish to stop and enjoy scenery and recreational opportunities.
  • 100 miles (160 km)

This byway is the beginning of the spectacular redrock country of the Green River-Colorado River drainage basin which runs clear to the Grand Canyon.

  • Paved
  • 2 - 3 hours
  • 40 miles oneway

Flaming Gorge Scenic Byway (Hwy. 44) starts at Hwy. 191 south of the gorge and runs 28 miles around the southwestern corner of Flaming Gorge to the town of Manilla. Most of the route is through attractive pine and aspen forests and open meadows away from the gorge, but there are some great views of Sheep Creek Bay and other parts of the gorge.

  • Two hours (including backtracking on Highway 44) to drive or a day to enjoy the Byway.
  • 82 miles (132 km)

As one of the most aptly named landscapes in the country, Flaming Gorge provides vast scenic vistas that you won't be able to fit into your camera! These views may only live in your memory. Drive this scenic Byway and watch Flaming Gorge and the Uintas unfold from several different perspectives.

  • Paved sections and dirt/gravel sections
  • 2-3 hours
  • 48 mile partial loop

The Sheep Creek Loop runs through the sheer, rugged canyon walls of Sheep Creek Canyon with dramatic views of the Uinta Fault. Spirit Lake Road is a spur road from the Sheep Creek Loop that leads through beautiful pine and aspen forests to pretty Spirit Lake high in the Uinta Mountains.

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