Flaming Gorge Bus Tour delivers a full day of the spectacular landscapes of Flaming Gorge Country in southwest Wyoming.
This guided motorcoach tour takes visitors around Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, a land of towering rock formations and epic canyon views that is halfway between Yellowstone and Canyonlands national parks.
The all-inclusive trip stops at scenic overlooks, a 502-foot dam and other notable attractions. The tour includes lunch and an expert local guide.
Guests ride in an air-conditioned motorcoach with large windows, allowing them to travel comfortably while viewing the scenic beauty. The coach travels on the Flaming Gorge Scenic Byway, a designated All-American Road.
“The Flaming Gorge Bus Tour takes visitors from the high desert landscape with incredible rock formations to pine forests and stunning canyon overlooks,” said Jenissa Meredith, executive director of Sweetwater County Travel & Tourism. “Wildlife is also seen along the byway. Guests should watch for mule deer, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, eagles, osprey and more. The bus makes 10 stops along the route, so there is plenty of time to take in the sites, stretch your legs, and of course, take some photos.”
Meredith said the tour is the first of its kind in the area and there is nothing else offered like it.
The tour is very affordable at $68 per person and includes lunch, snacks and bottled water along the route.
“The Flaming Gorge Tour allows guests to simply enjoy the sites and leave the planning to us,” Meredith said.
The local guide is very familiar not only with the tour route but also the entire area and can suggest other exciting activities while guests are visiting Sweetwater County.
“We’ve received great feedback on the tour, but some of the favorite stops are Firehole Canyon for stunning views and Cowboy Donuts, the Red Canyon Visitor Center, Flaming Gorge Dam and the ice cream stop at Lucerne Valley Marina,” Meredith said. “Cowboy Donuts is a local favorite — this shop was featured on the Food Network for their delicious donuts and kolaches.”
Individuals are encouraged to book the tour on their own, and if they need assistance Sweetwater County Travel & Tourism can help. Private tours are available for groups of 20 to 27 people. Groups interested in that option should call 307-382-2538.
“This tour is fun for people of all ages!” Meredith said. “We have trivia throughout the trip, which many enjoy, as well as scavenger hunts for the kids, although many adults enjoy playing as well. A little bit of walking is involved on the trip. It’s recommended that attendees can walk up to a quarter mile.”
Main photo: Flaming Gorge Country, Credit Sweetwater County Travel & Tourism