The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is located in the north center part of Utah.
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What's Happening?

Ski Trail Info
Salt Lake Ranger District:  The Mill Creek Canyon ski trail was groomed 12/18 with ginzugroomer no track setting.  Received maybe an inch to inch and half of new snow this morning 12/18.  Still not enough snow to set track.  Excellent skate skiing conditions.


2014 Christmas Tree Cutting On National Forest In Utah
The SanPete Ranger District located in Ephraim, Utah and all venders selling permits fro that area have sold out of Christmas Tree permits.

Spanish Fork Ranger District:  Permits have been sold out
Heber-Kamas Ranger District:  Permits have been sold out
Evanston and Mt. View Ranger Districts Christmas Tree Cutting Flyer and Map The Bear Rive Lodge has sold out of Christmas Tree permits and the Evanston Ranger District Office  has about 60 permits left as of 12/15.  Please call before going 307-789-3194.   A minimum of 4 wheel drive or a snowmobile is recommended for access on the Evanston Ranger District to obtain a Christmas Tree.
Mt. View Ranger District: The Mt. View Ranger District Office 307-782-6555 and the Benedicts Benedict Thriftway/True Value Store, 307-782-3581 have approx 250 permits each.  Please call before heading to either place to make sure they still have permits available. 
Caribou-Targhee National Forest Christmas Tree Cutting
Sawtooth National Forest Christmas Tree Cutting
Bridger-Teton National Forest Christmas Tree Cutting

Bureau of Land Management in Utah Christmas Tree Cutting

Salt Lake Ranger District:  The bottom gate on the Farmington Canyon road will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, November 25th for public health and safety due to the road being steep and narrow with multiple switchbacks which should not be used in adverse weather or traveling conditions, where there is no winter maintenance (snow removal)., The road will be closed to all motorized vehicles except over snow machines (snowmobiles) and off-highway vehicles (ATV's and motorcycles)

The Mill Creek Canyon road construction has been completed for the winter. Construction crews will re-pave the road were the culverts were re-placed in the spring of 2015. 

Logan Ranger District:  The remaining gates (lowest elevation) on the Logan District are closing today:  Green Canyon, Left Hand Fork, Card, Smithfield Canyon

Pleasant Grove Ranger District:  The road to Silver Lake Flat Reservoir is now closed.

Fire/Prescribed Fire Information

Heber-Kamas Ranger District:  Crews successfuly implemented restoration units 1 (22 acres) and 2 (4 acres) on Wednesday, October 29th.  On Thursday, October 30th crews preped and blacklined unit 6 (270 acres) and successfuly treated the unit.  Ponderosa Pine Restoration poject.  

Spanish Fork Ranger District:  Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest fire management personnel, in partnership with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Utah Partners for Conservation and Development, successfully treated the prescribed fire unit of the Bartholomew Canyon Vegetation Treatment project.  Bartholomew Canyon Prescribed Burn Successfuly Implemented

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Prescribed Fire Info

Please remember before you leave the Forest that your campfire is completely out and is cold before leaving. View our campfire video

Forest Issues


Seasonal / Temporary Employment!
Fire Management Positions Outreach
Forest Fuels Specialist Outreach for both 120 day detail and permanent position
Salt Lake and Heber Kamas Ranger Districts: Natural Resource Specialist (Recreation) Outreach

Campground/Picnic Area, Trail and Road Conditions

Latest News on the Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Effort

Cover page for the Utah Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Environment Impact Statement


Surveying Pika Populations Above Brighton

The American pika is a low-profile mammal that lives at high altitudes. Related to rabbits and hares, these small, big-eyed creatures spend much of the summer preparing for a harsh winter high above the timberline. Starting in mid-September, a DWR biologist will visit an established pika area above Brighton ski resort to check on population growth.


Beetle Activity on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Beetle activity east side of Bridger Lake

The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is experiencing significant beetle activity, reaching epidemic levels in some areas particularly on the North Sl...

Wasatch Legacy Project

Wasatch Legacy Project

Learn more about the Wasatch Water Legacy Partnership (WWLP).


Outdoor Educational Programs on the Salt Lake Ranger District

This photo shows children learning about the Salt Lake City Watershed while on a snowshoe tour

Outdoor educational programs availabe on the Salt Laker Ranger District in partnership with Cottonwood Canyon Foundation, Salt Lake City Deptatment of Public Utilities and REI