The Flaming Gorge Scenic Byway is situated where the rugged Uinta Mountains meet the expansive Wyoming desert, the breathtaking scenery is the perfect setting for boating, fishing, mountain biking, ATVing and hiking. There is plenty to see and do year-round. In fact, the fun continues as the flakes fall in winter. From cross-country skiing to snowshoeing the trails to ice fishing for the big catch, cold-weather fanatics have plenty to do. The area is also home to a wide array of wildlife like moose, Rocky Mountain elk, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep and a variety of trout.
Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge
More than 26,000 acres of wide-open wildlife adventure waiting to happen. Situated between the Fontenelle Dam and Green River, it’s a major attraction for those who want to go birding, wildlife watching, fishing or hunting. Bird watchers, in particular, love the refuge for its virtually endless opportunities to see the native bird species such as prairie falcons, peregrine falcons, owls, hawks and Canadian geese. Bald and golden eagles can also be caught by the photographer’s lens. Meanwhile, for anglers and hunters who come for sport, Seedskadee boasts world-class trout fishing and hunting for waterfowl and big game. The entire refuge is open for walking, and you can also take a number of roads and tour routes by car. As you tour the refuge, keep an eye out for historic early-ranching sites, as well as the many crossings of the Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail, California Trail and Pony Express Route. Also, make sure to stop by the Lombard Ferry Historical Site, about 28 miles west of Farson on Wyoming Highway 28. >MORE
Killpecker Sand Dunes
Located north of Rock Springs, the Killpecker Sand Dunes offer beautiful, soft dunes to explore, as well as the remains of a tumultuous geologic past in the form of buttes and spires like the 400-foot-tall Boar’s Tusk, North Table Mountain, South Table Mountain, Black Rock, Spring Butte and the Leucite Hills. From Rock Springs, take U.S. 191 about 10 miles to the north. Turn right at CR 4-18 (at the sign that reads Petroglyphs, Sand Dunes, Boar’s Tusk), and then turn left at CR 4-17.