Red Canyon Overlook

Red Canyon Forest    by Eric Huish    ©Eric Huish  (Aug 2007)

Submitted by  Eric Huish

Description: A 2.5 mile road through a Ponderosa forest, past bird feeders, Two Lakes and ending at the Red Canyon Visitors Center and a stunning overlook of Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

Directions: Turn off US 191 onto UT 44. A few miles west on 44 you'll see a sign for the 'Red Canyon Complex'. Turn Right.

Birds: Humming Birds, White-breasted Nuthatch, Evening Grosbeak, Cassin's Finch, Cedar Waxwing, Rock Wren, Mountain Blue Bird and Bighorn Sheep (not a bird).
     Plus: Peregrine Falcon, Dusky Grouse, Clark's Nutcracker ~ Keith Evans

Other: After turning off UT 44 go .8 miles and turn down to the Red Canyon Lodge. The Red Canyon Lodge Restaurant stocks bird feeders (Seed and Hummingbird) out the dinning room window which attract many birds.
You can also pick up a very nice 'Birds of Flaming Gorge Country' Checklist at the Restaurant. Past the restaurant is East Greens Lake. Much of East Greens Lake is bordered by Cabins and a campground but there is a trail along the backside of the lake where you won't be disturbing the lodge guests.

1.3 Miles after turning off UT 44 (.5 miles after the Lodge) you will see West Greens Lake through the woods on you left. There is a trail around West Greens Lake which is more 'public friendly' with no cabins or campgrounds and lots of birds.

At the end of the road is the Red Canyon Visitors Center where there are trails through the forest along the canyon rim overlooking Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

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Red Canyon Lodge   by Eric Huish    ©Eric Huish  (Aug 2007)

Red Canyon   by Merrill Webb    ©Merrill Webb