Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Gorge spring visitor counts up

“It is so beautiful up here.”

“I wish Germany had Utah’s deserts and mountains and sunshine.”

These comments are plentiful when talking to Flaming Gorge visitors and in this case two visitors from Germany, Torben Schipper and Kirstin Fuchs, who started a two-week vacation in Salt Lake after renting a motorhome and traveling through Bryce, Zions, Arches, Flaming Gorge and Yellowstone. And they like Flaming Gorge so much they returned there to finish off their vacation before returning to Germany. 

“The great thing about Utah is that there is so much to experience and the Flaming Gorge area offers much,” said Mark Wilson, president of Red Canyon Lodge. 

Wilson explained that so far this year the fishing attraction of Flaming Gorge has been great in attracting better than normal crowds to the lake and that they should see the same trend during the summer months when the family visitors come to the area.

“Whether you are a fisherman or you just want a great family vacation, then Flaming Gorge is the place to be,” said Wilson.  The Vernal Express