The Drive Through the Ages
One of the most scenic drives in the state is the Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway -- U.S. 191 from Vernal up to Manila and Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area -- one of the first designated national scenic byways in the United States. The 67-mile route climbs through foothills covered with pine and juniper trees into the Uinta Mountains; signs along the way explain the evolution of the intriguing geologic formations visible along the drive. Near Flaming Gorge, you pass the billion-year-old rock core of the Uinta Mountains. Stop at some of the many turnouts for scenic views, short walks, and wildlife viewing -- watch for bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, and moose, especially in spring.