Welcome to the Forest Service

Intermountain Region 4

Have a fun time and play safe recreating during all the seasons in our region of forests as they offer a variety of landscapes.

Plan Your Next Adventure

The National Forest System Lands of the Intermountain Region are located in the heart of the west, encompassing 12 forests and 1 grassland. Explore 34 million acres while enjoying all your favorite recreational activities including camping, fishing, hiking, biking, OHV use, boating, etc.

The forests range from heavily timbered slopes of central Idaho on the Payette National Forest to red rock open country in southern Utah. Forest lands in Nevada and the beautiful Bridger Teton National Forest of Wyoming round out the region. Please check our Alerts and Notifications and Fire Information before recreating in the Region. Forests implement closures and important notifications at various times for your safety.

  • What's Currently Happening in the Intermountain Region?

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    The Intermountain Region is telling our story!  Learn more about Wildfire Crisis Landscape projects, Great American Outdoors Act, and all the other great work being accomplished across Utah, Idaho, Nevada and portions of Wyoming. 

    Explore All Current Feature Stories

  • Media Hub ~ News Releases ~ Leadership ~ Story Maps

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    Get the latest Intermountain Region leadership updates, browse news releases, read the latest feature stories, explore pictures of our beautiful region in Flickr, watch educational videos and click through interesting storymaps. 

    Explore Now

  • What is Prescribed Fire?

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    Learn more about planned, on-going and completed prescribed fire operations across the USDA Forest Service Intermountain Region.

Information on COVID-19

The Intermountain Region asks the public to please recreate responsibly. Law enforcement and/or search and rescue operations may be limited due to COVID-19 issues IF it is prevalent in your area.  We also encourage you to follow public health guidelines regarding any travel. Please refer to forest websites in the Intermountain Region for changes due to any special circumstances.