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by Jennifer Hattam, Istanbul, Turkey on 11.18.09

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area (Utah)

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View of Flaming Gorge from Red Lodge Trail. Photo by lowjumpingfrog via Flickr.

Though we here at TreeHugger have plenty of bones to pick with dams, it's hard to deny that they've created some dramatic views -- including the one from the campsites on the rim of Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. Early explorer John Wesley Powell named the gorge after the sun's reflection on its red rocks; the reservoir, created by damming the Green River, is now a playground for boating, fishing, and other water sports, while the river below is open to rafters. Hikers can explore trails winding through evergreen, pinyon pine, and juniper forest, broken up with meadows and views of mountain peaks.