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Sheep Creek Geological Loop

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Address: Forest Road 218, 5 Miles South of Manila, Vernal, UT 84046
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+1 435-784-3445

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This is the most amazing drive thru time that you take ever take! The geological formations are incredible. Every corner you take is another view that you want to stop to take... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 December 2016
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is the most amazing drive thru time that you take ever take! The geological formations are incredible. Every corner you take is another view that you want to stop to take pictures. We enjoyed it so much that we drove it both directions!

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Loganville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Don't miss the beauty. Take the road slow, look up and around. Beautiful geological features. It was snowing hard when we passed through but there was still plenty to see.

Thank KristyMcCullers
Chico, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We went through this area in early October and it was just stunning but anytime of the year is probably good. The loop in some areas has steep cliffs that come very close to each other with many changes in the geological strata that can be plainly seen. Some signage along the way. I have a moon roof so it... More 

Thank ManOfC0nstantS0rr0w
Sedalia, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We did this trip in the mid afternoon on 8/15. The drive is two-way, but I believe it is best to from the highest elevation (South entrance) down into the canyon. One still sees formations here that have been eroded further south in Utah. This is a "must see" when one is in the Flaming Gorge region.

Thank Nancy W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a 13-mile scenic loop south of Manila. The scenery is worth the trip even if you are not a fan of geology. If you are interested in geology this is like nirvana.

Thank SylRickTraveler
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

For an out the car window geological tour this can not be beat. So many changes into geological structures and formations in a short distance. This is one side trip you will not soon forget.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We decided to drive around the loop after Flaming Gorge. We were all glad we did. The scenery was stunning and a geologists' paradise. The rock formations were amazing. If you are near Sheep Creek, then this drive is a must

Thank WarwickshireMonty
Kaysville, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This was such a beautiful loop that we just happened on to. We thought is could be a national park! We took our bikes off the car and rode them for a few miles so that we could soak in the beauty. We stopped and ate lunch and also stopped to see Big Spring. There was a cave above Big... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We didn't have time to do the loop that goes further back into the mountains. Coming from the north, the start was a gravel road, and we didn't have time to do that. So we just took our time and enjoyed Hwy 44 back from Manila, UT to the 191. There are many Geologic signs posted on Hwy 44 that... More 

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Almere, Nederland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I definitely recommend to drive this loop when you are in the Flaming Gorge area. You see beautiful (red) rock formations. There are not many people there.

Thank HannekeLeonie

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