Ashley National Forest
The road to Lost Dog Day Use Area on the Flaming Gorge Ranger District is Closed. There are a number of vehicles stuck along this road.
Lost Dog Road (Forest Service Road #12) is now closed until further notice.
The road will be marked and barricaded as closed, so anyone who chooses to ignore the closure may be subject to criminal penalties.
In the last 24 hours, there have been over 16 stuck motorists on Lost Dog, between State Highway 530 and Flaming Gorge Reservoir, south of Green River.
The road has since drifted over once again, and the Forest Service is currently working with county road and bridge crews to clear drifts from the road so they can rescue several more stranded motorists.
The Ashley National Forest encompasses about 1.4 million acres in northeastern Utah and southwestern Wyoming. Of the total acres, 276,175 are High Uintas Wilderness.
The national forest is located in three major areas: the northern and southern slopes of the Uinta Mountains, the Wyoming Basin, and the Tavaputs Plateau. Elevations range from 5,500 feet on the Green River to 13,528 feet at the summit of King’s Peak (the highest point in Utah). About 70 percent of the Ashley falls within the Uinta Mountains. This is the largest east-west trending mountain range in the lower 48 states.
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Ashley Karst National Recreation Geologic Area
The Ashley National Forest asks the public to please recreate responsibly. Law enforcement and/or search and rescue operations may be limited due to COVID-19 issues. High-risk activities such as rock climbing, etc. or backcountry activities that increase your chance of injury or distress should be avoided. We also encourage you to follow public health guidelines regarding social distancing while you recreate in National Forests.