Flaming Gorge Dam

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Flaming Gorge Dam

Utah

(435) 885-3231

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Flaming Gorge Dam was built by the Bureau of Reclamation as part of the Colorado River Storage project. The dam is a concrete thin arch structure with a maximum height of 502 feet and a crest length of 1,285 feet. Guided tours will cover the top of the dam and overlooks. Tours leave from the visitors center on a regular schedule from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a limit of 20 people per tour. The visitors center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. but closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Visitors are required to pass through metal detectors and large bags are not allowed in the visitor center or on the tours. The parking lot and rest rooms close in the evening. Underwater diving is no longer permitted in the area of the dam and visitor center. Diving is allowed away from the dam and outside of the buoy lines above and below the dam. Flaming Gorge Dam and Reservoir are part of the Colorado River Storage Project.

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Latitude, Longitude: 40.931163, -109.396895

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    Flaming Gorge Dam is on the Green River in northeastern Utah about 32 miles downstream from the Utah-Wyoming border. The concrete thin-arch structure has a maximum height of 502 feet and a crest length of 1,285 feet, and contains 987,000 cubic yards of concrete. The top thickness is 27 feet, and the maximum base thickness is 131 feet.

Directions

Driving

The dam is located 43 miles north of Vernal, Utah. From Vernal take State Highway 44 to highway 373, head north to the dam.

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(435) 885-3231

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