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Red Canyon (West View), Flaming Gorge, Utah, USA
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The Flaming Gorge Reservoir captures water from the Green River as it winds its way through a canyon with billions of years of geologic history.  The rock making up these red walls at Red Canyon dates back to 1.6 billion years ago.

In relatively recent times, explorers and settlers navigated the Green River looking for routes to the sea.   General William H. Ashley hoped to reach the Gulf of Mexico in 1825 but did not make it far enough to learn that the Green joins the Colorado on its way to the Pacific.  Major John Wesley Powell came through in 1869 at the beginning of his journey that would eventually take him down the Colorado through the Grand Canyon, which was then still unexplored.  It was Powell and his crew who named the canyon here "Flaming Gorge" for its red rock.

Today, outdoor access and activities abound throughout the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area.  Nestled against the high Uintah Mountains, the high reservoir is a cool escape from the heat of the desert below.

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Uploaded: 08/06/2013
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Tags: overlook; reservoir; red rock; erosion; dam; outdoor
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Utah is a state located in the westcentral region of the United States of America.  Utah is the 13th largest state by area, ranks 34th by population and 10th by population density of the 50 United States.  Utah was the 45th state to be admitted into the Union, on January 4, 1896. Utah is landlocked, being bordered by the states of Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Nevada on the west, Colorado on the east and Arizona to the south.  Utah is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman.  The state population is about 2.82M with 95% being Caucasian, 2.4% Asian, 1.7% Native American and 1.3% Black. The state capital and largest city is Salt Lake City.Source: wikipedia