Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
No Fires
No Pets
Drinking Water
About Canyon Rim

Canyon Rim Campground is located in a grassy meadow high above Flaming Gorge Reservoir, along Red Canyon Road at an elevation of 7,400 feet. Visitors enjoy exploring the Red Canyon Rim Trail and canoeing and fishing at Greens Lake.

Recreation

Nearby Greens Lake offers great canoeing and fishing for rainbow and brook trout. Red Canyon Lodge sits on the shore. Canoe and bike rentals, horseback riding, a restaurant and gift shop are available.

Red Canyon Rim Trail, for hiking and biking, begins at the nearby visitor center, which offers interpretive displays and area information.

Facilities

This campground contains several family campsites with picnic tables and campfire rings; some sites also have grills. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Natural Features

The campground lies about 1 mile from beautiful cliffs overlooking Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Lodgepole and ponderosa pines dot the campground, providing limited shade. Summer wildflowers are plentiful.

Nearby Attractions

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is known not only for its beautiful red cliffs, but also for its world-class fishing for lake, brown and rainbow trout. Boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and scuba diving are popular activities on the reservoir.

Flaming Gorge Dam offers guided tours of the working hydroelectric plant and the dam itself; the adjacent visitor center contains area history exhibits.

The Green River below the dam provides spectacular rafting opportunities. A trip down the river offers unique geology, outlaw history and Native American rock art.

ADA Access: N

Sites
16
Price
$22.00
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Features
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
No Fires
No Pets
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
Toilets
No Water Hookups
Location
Canyon Rim is located in Utah
Latitude
40.8825 N
Longitude
-109.5494 W
Get Directions
Directions
Located on Forest Road 095/Red Canyon Road off Highway 44, approximately 40 miles north of Vernal, Utah.
2 Reviews of Canyon Rim
Peaceful campground among the Pine trees

We just got back from a weekend RV camping at Canyon Rim campground in Flaming Gorge UT. We absolutely LOVED it! Quite, peaceful, well maintained, new fire pits, very clean toilets. A herd of big horn sheep just meander through the site super close but they are non threatening, seem to be used to people, not bothered at all. It was so cool! Sites are well spaced and there are a few that are set back (#10) which is a GEM if you don't want to be near anyone. The Canyon rim trail runs through the CS, just jump on and its about 1 mile to the Red Canyon Visitor Center. It was closed but still gorgeous views.  We had an extremely windy day and spent most of the day in the RV, kids wandered around the campsite looking for "cool rocks" which there are ALOT of! I'm guessing it gets quite windy in most areas of Flaming Gorge in general. We'd go back for sure! Temperature was really comfortable between 45 at night and 75/80 during the day.

First to Review
A fun backpack in to the Canyon Rim Campground, Flaming Gorge, UT.

We did a small backpacking trip from the Greendale Overlook on highway 40 to the Canyon Rim campground for the night. The hike was beautiful, crossing creeks and surrounded by ponderosa pines. It's about 4.5 miles one way.
Canyon Rim Campground is beautiful, also surrounded by ponderosa and aspen, and with a beautiful overlook of Flaming Gorge Reservoir. There are specific sites for tent camping, and plenty of RV spots. Each spot has tables and fire rings. There are vault toilets.
Our only complaint is that all of the water to the campground was shut off! No signs warning that there was no water available. This was actually awful as we had backpacked in with our dogs (who at this point were very thirsty), and brought dehydrated food that required water to make. Luckily, Red Canyon Lodge is located about a mile away. We were able to hike over and buy water. 16 small bottles of water for like 45 dollars…not ideal.