History & Culture

Ashley National Forest Entry Sign

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General History

High Uinta Wilderness Cultural Resources

The High Uintas Wilderness contains remnants of both historic and prehistoric human activities that are considered valued cultural resources. Old cabins and salt houses, Indian artifacts, Spanish tree markings, tie hack tools, and equipment remaining from dam construction and even the dams themselves are all protected under Federal law. These vestiges of the past add an interesting dimension to the wilderness experience that is recognized by the Wilderness Act.


History of the Forest

The history of the Ashley National Forest is a colorful parade of trappers, explorers, outlaws, and settlers. Their deeds and lives create a colorful and interesting picture in the development of this area.

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Key Contacts

Jeffrey A. Rust