Utah’s Flaming Gorge Country has vivid colors all year round with the red rock canyons offset by the blue of the lake, and the deep green of the Green River as it leaves the Flaming Gorge Dam. The autumn season brings out the yellows of the aspens set off by the green of the coniferous trees of the Ashley National Forest.
Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources generally holds their annual Kokanee Salmon Days on the 3rd Saturday of September. The Salmon will have already started their run, so even if you can’t make it to this event then come by and visit the turn out at some other time.
Many of the campgrounds close down within two weekends of Labor Day. The U.S. Forest Service has provided a list of campgrounds and projected closing dates. Dripping Springs usually stays open year round with all other campgrounds being closed by the end of October.
The Division of Wildlife Resources controls hunting licenses and allotments in Utah for more information and dates on this year’s hunts visit the DWR website.
Fishing on Lake Flaming Gorge for Lake Trout will soon be in full swing for the fall. The number of rafters has decreased and the fall bugs are starting their hatches, so there are opportunities to enjoy some excellent flyfishing on the Green River.
Fall Colors near Sheep Creek Bay
Kokanee Salmon in Sheep Creek