ASHLEY NATIONAL FOREST 355 North Vernal Avenue Vernal, Utah 84078
Located in the northeastern portion of Utah and southwestern portion of Wyoming, the Ashley National Forest comprises 1.3 million acres. The lands are located in three major area: the northern and southern slopes of the Uinta Mountains, the Wyoming Basin, and the Tavaputs Plateau. The heart of the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is a 91-mile long reservoir, created by the Flaming Gorge Dam. With over 300 miles of shoreline, boat ramps, full service lodges and marinas, Lake Flaming Gorge is an aquatic paradise. While mostor boating, sailing, swimming, windsurfing, water skiing, and scuba diving are among the lake's popular recreation activities, "The Gorge" is most famous for its fishing. White water rapids and gorgeous canyon scenery also lend to the popularity of river rafting below the dam and hiking Little Hope National Recreation trail. The highly acclaimed Sheep Creek Geological Area is located adjacent to the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. The High Uintas Wilderness encompasses 460,000 acres and is the largest wilderness in Utah. The Ashley National Forest has two Scenic Byways and two Scenic Backways offering spectacular views and experiences off the Interstate Highway system.