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Dinosaurland and Eastern Utah Sights

Flaming Gorge-Uintas National Scenic Byway

  • U.S. 191 Map It
  • Vernal
  • Scenic Drive/Tour

Updated 12/19/2014

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Past Red Fleet Reservoir north of Vernal, U.S. 191 begins to ascend the eastern flank of the Uinta uplift as you head toward Flaming Gorge. The section of U.S. 191 and Highway 44 between Vernal and Manila, Utah, is known as the Flaming Gorge-Uintas National Scenic Byway. Within a distance of 30 miles the road passes through 18 uptilted geologic formations, including the billion-year-old exposed core of the Uinta Mountains, with signs identifying and describing them. The

route also provides plenty of opportunity for wildlife-watching and fossil hunting. Before setting out, pick up a guide to the road at the Utah Field House of Natural History.

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U.S. 191, Vernal, Utah, United States

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