Flaming Gorge - Green River
Flaming Gorge National Park
Back side of Park City in Fall.
Sunrise over the snowy ski runs -- in September!!
Leaving northern Utah for warmer places south.
Flaming Gorge National Park & Park City, Utah
September 18-24, 2007 - We left South Dakota's Black Hills and
headed west through Wyoming and south to Utah. We stopped at
Flaming Gorge National Park, a stunning area of red rock cliffs
overlooking the Green River. The colors of the rocks and water were
We made our way to Park City, home of the Winter Olympics. For
the first time we felt the weather pushing us. When we arrived in
Park City we discovered Fall was in full swing. The trees were
turning all kinds of gorgeous colors.
We took a drive over the mountain along the back side of Park City
and saw autumn in all her colorful glory.
The weather began to take on the chill of winter, with nights getting
into the 20's. One morning we watched in amazement as a light rain
became a blizzard in a matter of minutes. Suddenly the surrounding
mountains were virgin white. The snow disappeared a few days later,
but we took the hint. It was time to head south towards central Utah.
Here we discovered the San Rafael Swell, an area just north of
Green River on I-70.