In the northeastern corner of Utah, enclosed by canyon walls that light up fire-red with the setting sun, sits a lovely resevoir perfect for an unhurried weekend away.
Flaming Gorge was formed by the Green River Dam. The water stays cool, making it an ideal place to fish for trophy-size lake trout and for water-skiers, boaters, and swimmers to take a refreshing dip. First-time rafters can try their hand on the Green River's class II rapids below the dam.
While Flaming Gorge is popular in the summer, there are enough campgrounds and boats to rent that it doesn't feel crowded.