Ashley LogoAshley National Forest is located in northeastern Utah and Wyoming.

It encompasses 1,384,132 National Forest acres (1,287,909 in Utah and 96,223 in Wyoming). Of the total acres, 276,175 are High Uintas Wilderness (180,530 additional acres of High Uintas Wilderness is located on the Wasatch / Cache National Forest).

Elevations on the Ashley National Forest range from 6,000 feet to over 13,500 feet.


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. For more information about how the Forest Service is responding to COVID-19, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/about-agency/covid19-updates.

No Closures are in place at this time.


Area Closures for State Line Cove, Linwood Bay and Swim Beach

at Flaming Gorge Reservoir have been lifted.


Many locations are still closed due to a lack of accessibility due to snow etc.  Please check with our office before departing on your trip to esnure locations are open and accessible.


Timber Sales Upcoming, Available and Past


Ashley Karst National Recreation and Geologic Area

What is the Ashley Karst National Recreation Geologic Area (NRGA)?

Photo of Ashley Gorge on the Ashley National ForestThe Ashley Karst NRGA received this special designation by Congress in March of 2019. The designation is part of the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act.  The purposes of the designation are to, “conserve and protect the watershed, geological, recreational, wildlife, scenic, natural, cultural, and historic resources” that are located within the NRGA. 

The Ashley National Forest is preparing to develop a management plan for the Congressionally designated Ashley Karst National Recreation and Geologic Area.

Click on the following links to learn more:


Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Records of Decision for Greater Sage-grouse Conservation

Male Sage-Grouse Struting

Forest Service Issues Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Records of Decision for Greater Sage-grouse Conservation

The Intermountain and Rocky Mountain Regions of the Forests Service incorporated standards and guidelines for the conservation of greater sage-grouse into forest plans in 2015.  After two years of implementation and monitoring, the Forest Service identified new information that could be used to improve the clarity, efficiency, and implementation of the 2015 Greater Sage-Grouse Plan Amendments, in order to benefit greater sage-grouse conservation at the landscape scale.  During the development of a draft Environmental Impact Statement, comments were requested from the public and were used to create proposed revisions to greater sage-grouse plans for forests in Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming.  Most of the content of 2015 plans remained, but changes were proposed that incorporated new information and attempted to improve the efficiency of plan implementation.  The Final Environmental Impact Statement can be found here, and draft Records of Decision can be found at the links for ColoradoIdaho, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. The publication of the final Environmental Impact Statement on August 2nd, 2019 begins a 60-day objection period that cannot be extended.  After the objection period, which is described in the Records of Decision and in the Federal Register,  the Forest Service will attempt to resolve any remaining concerns before creating final Records of Decision.  Members of the public may examine interactive maps of habitat management areas using a web tool.

New project updates for the Duchesne Roosevelt Ranger District May 2019

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Ashley National Forest Plan Revision

1. Wild and Scenic Rivers

2.  Wilderness


Places you must see on the Ashley National Forest




High Uintas Wilderness Area




Visitor Information - Some quick highlights . . .

Travel stories audio tour of the FLAMING GORGE - UINTAS SCENIC BYWAY  (download the Travelstorys app from Google Play or the Apple Store and download the Flaming Gorge tour for the next time you travel from Vernal to Manila.  Visit  https://www.travelstorys.com/explore-tours/   to review some of their tours.

Interactive Visitor Use Map 

The interactive travel map shows the National Forest System roads, National Forest System trails, and areas on National Forest System lands that are designated for motor vehicle use.  The map is searchable by vehicle class, time of year, route number, and travel mode.  You can zoom into an area on a national forest or grassland, see the roads and trails in that area, and find out which ones are open to motor vehicles, and when.  You can see rivers, lakes, mountain peaks, campgrounds, and topographic lines.  Land ownership is shown by color.  You can also print a map of the area you wish to visit.

Ashley National Forest Visitor's Guide 

Job Vacancies

Outreach Notices and Job Announcements:


Positions with Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) Working on the Ashley National Forest


The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) in partnership with the Ashley National Forest is advertising several seasonal crewmember positions in various natural resource discipline areas.  The corpsmembers will work as part of Forest Service crews in locations on the National Forest.

The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) is Utah's award-winning, and nationally-recognized statewide Conservation Corps headquartered in Logan, Utah at Utah State University's main campus. The UCC has been Utah's largest environmental AmeriCorps program since 2001, completing service work on public lands, in communities, and with various organizations throughout the state. UCC will recruit and hire the selected candidates providing personnel and Human Resources (HR) needs during the placements. https://ucc.usu.edu/

A complete list of the positions can be found here:

2020 UCC Corpsmember Crew Positions on Ashley National Forest

Individual positions include the following:

Crew member postions can be viewed separately by clicking on the positions below

Don't delay...  Application due dates vary by positions, but most are due by April 17, 2020.

Job Announcements

Ashley National Forest
Seasonal Employment 2020

The Ashley National Forest will soon be advertising and filling several Seasonal positions for the 2020 season. Seasonal jobs are three to six month employment opportunities in fire, recreation, wildlife, fisheries, timber, range, plants, road crew, administration, and hydrology.
The vacancy announcements for these positions will be posted on the United States Forest Service official website for application submittal: https://www.usajobs.gov/ . You must select one or more of the following duty stations when applying to be considered for our positions (Duchesne, Dutch John, Manila, and Vernal). The following vacancies will only be open September 16 to October 15, 2019. You must apply during the open period to be considered for summer jobs in 2020.  To view available positions for the 2020 season go here.

If you would like to search for upcoming vacancies nationally please visit our national outreach database at :




Recent News


Winter Travel Maps

Winter Travel Maps are available

Winter Activities on the Forest

Winter Activities on the Forest

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Motorized Vehicle Use Maps

Motorized Vehicle Use Maps for the Ashley National Forest