Evanston-Mountain View Ranger District


Evanston Ranger District

This Forest is popular for its multiple recreation uses.  This Forest is popular to visit in the summer because of the cool temperatures and high elevations (ranging from 8,000' to 13,500'). Backpacking is especially popular since the Districts feature the gateway to Utah's highest point, Kings Peak (13,528'), and access to other challenging peaks in the High Uinta Wilderness areas.  The Districts also have many places to day hike, mountain bike, or ride your horse or OHV. Hunting and fishing are also favorite pastimes. During the winter, several areas are designated for snowmobiling or cross country skiing, which is increasingly in popularity.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Evanston-Mountain View Ranger District

Evanston Office
1565 Hwy 150 S, Ste. A
Evanston, WY 82930
(307) 789-3194
Mon-Fri:  8:00am - 4:30pm

Mountain View Office
321 Hwy 414
Mountain View, WY 82939
(307) 782-6555
Mon-Fri:  8:00am - 4:30pm

Bear River Ranger Station (435) 642-6662
Reservations: The National Recreation Reservation Service takes reservations for most campgrounds up to 240 days in advance at 1-877-444-6777 or on the internet at www.recreation.gov .  These sites can be reserved no less than 5 days in advance.
Permit Info: Permits for the Mt. View area are $10.00, one permit per household, one tree only.  Permits can be purchased at the Mountain View Ranger District, 321 Highway 414, Mountain View, Wyoming, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday only.  Permits may also be purchased at Benedict Thriftway/True Value Store, 950 North, Highway 414, Mountain View, Wyoming, 7 days a week, Monday through Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sundays 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm, (307) 782-3581.  Any species of tree may be cut, but lodgepole pine is the main species in the area. 
Firewood/Pole Permits and cutting ended Novemeber 8, 2015
Passes: If you are recreating in the fee area outside developed campgrounds a pass is required.  The purchase of a recreation pass is required for any recreation activity in the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway fee area outside of developed campgrounds. A Mirror Lake Recreation Pass is required for all vehicles parked within the Mirror Lake Fee area.  Three Day Passes are $6.00, Seven Day Passes are $12.00, and Annual Passes are $45.00.  We honor the Interagency Recreation Passes, as well as the American Fork Canyon Passes.   Please display the passport/pass on the dash or hang it from the rear view mirror of your vehicle with the hang tag so that it is visiable with the signature on the card facing out .  Passes honored are the Mirror Lake and American Fork Recreation Fee Passes, the Golden or the Interagency Passes.
Information Center: There are 5 yurts, Bear Claw, East Fork, Lily Lake, Ridge, and Boundary Creek available for rent.  Boundary Creek is a  primitive experience; the trail from the Ridge Yurt to the Boundary Creek Yurt is non-motorized. Reservations are made at the Evanston Recreation Center: 307-789-1770



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Areas for Backpacking at Evanston-Mountain View Ranger District

Day Hiking

Areas for Day Hiking at Evanston-Mountain View Ranger District

Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Outdoor Learning

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Winter Sports

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