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Approximately 550 miles of trails and 1500 of miles of roads on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest are open to e-bike use.

  • Class 1, 2, and 3 electronic bikes (e-bikes) and electric mountain trail bicycles (eMTBs) are allowed on approximately 550 miles or nearly 21 percent of trails on the Forest.
  • E-bikes and eMTBs are also allowed on approximately 1500 miles of roads on the Forest. 
  • The Forest Service manages e-bikes and eMTBs as motorized vehicles, and allows their use wherever motor vehicles are allowed
  • Currently, they are allowed on route designations for "Roads Open to All Vehicles", "Trails Open to All Vehicles", "Trails Open to Vehicles 50" or Less in Width", and "Trails Open to Motorcycles Only".
  • These opportunities can be found on our Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) at https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/uwcnf/maps-pubs covering the seven ranger districts on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

Timber Sales on the Spanish Fork Ranger District

The Heber and Mt. View Ranger District offices are closed to public entry. 

Common Questions asked about campground reservations/first-some first-serve and list of campgrounds under Utah Recreation Company
 

What's Happening?

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Forest Service and USDA Social Media Sites

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Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Current Campground/Picnic Area, Trail and Road Condition Updates

Please keep a clean campsite Be Bear Aware

Dispersed camping 14 day stay limit

Salt Lake Ranger District - (801) 733-2660

  • The Salt Lake Ranger District is extending the temporary closures of the Lambs Canyon, Albion Basin, Cardiff Fork, Upper Mill Creek Canyon roads and the Mineral Fork ATV trail due to winter weather conditions.  Albion, Cardiff Fork, Upper Mill Creek roads and Mineral Fork trail will be closed starting Tuesday, October 12, 2021 through November 1, 2021 when the seasonal road closure goes into effect. The Lambs Canyon road will be closed starting Tuesday, October 12, 2021 until October 31, 2021 when the seasonal road closure goes into effect. Weather conditions on these roads present a public safety issue and narrow with limited improvement and not designed for winter operations which can present hazards for emergency responders. Information on other roads leading to the forest can be found on UDOT’s Website https://www.udot.utah.gov/connect/current-conditions/road-conditions

  • Neff's Canyon trailhead/parking area will be closed Thursday, October 14, 2021 for public health and safety while construction and helicopter crews are transporting treated utility poles by air from the Neff’s Canyon trailhead/parking area, (Forest Service trailhead #80276). 

  • UDOT Construction update Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons
  • Campground/Picnic Areas/Road/Trails Update
  • Cross-Country Ski Trail Grooming 
  • Cottonwood Canyons Foundation
  • Closures/Restrictions/Special Orders


Pleasant Grove Ranger District - (801) 785-3563 

  • A permit system will be implemented in summer 2022 at the Timpooneke Trailhead parking area.  The permit system is needed to address overcrowding at the popular trailhead and along State Route 92.  The Forest Service is working with Utah Department of Transportation, Utah Highway Patrol, and Utah County to implement the new permit, which will allow for managed parking, continued access to recreation opportunities, and provide safer access for emergency responders.The following options will be available for visitors: 78 parking stalls – reservable online 30 days in advance 18 parking stalls – reservable online 48 hours in advance. Parking permits are in effect for 24 hour and reservations can be made 24/7 at recreation.gov We want to hear from you, too!  Please send your comments to SM.FS.uwc_info@usda.gov
  • ​Due to increased congestion, heavy use, and limited restroom facilities at Tibble Fork reservoir, parking is limited to designated stalls.
  • To purchase your day use pass before you leave home go to: https://www.recreation.gov/sitepass/74405 or from your mobile device:  yourpassnow.com search Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.  Self-service pay stations are also available throughout the canyon, online passes are the preferred. Be sure to have your pass on display while parked at any recreation sites. We honor all America the Beautiful Federal Lands and Mirror Lake Hwy passes. We are still operational under modified safety protocols and appreciate your support.
  • Campground/Picnic Areas/Roads/Trails Update
  • Closures/Restrictions/Special Orders

Heber-Kamas Ranger District -(435) 654-0470 or(435)783-4338

Evanston-Mountain View Ranger District 

Ogden Ranger District - (801) 625-5112

  • The contractor that is installing the gate at Port Ramp will be working Monday through Thursday and not on weekends, so Port Ramp will be open Friday through Sunday. The project is schedulded to go into November. The rationale for a gate being installed is to: More effectively manage Port Ramp as a day use area that will be closed from 10pm to 6am. More effectively monitor quagga mussel infestations by limiting boat access to the designated use hours. Mitigate increasing vandalism occurring at the Port Ramp site by limiting use during designated hours. Access to Pineview reservoir will be available at several other designated parking areas. This project is part of the Pineview Reservoir Complex Reconstruction Project planned for the area.

  • Volunteer Opportunities on the Ogden Ranger District
  • Campground/Picnic Areas/Roads/Trails Update
  • Snowmobile Trail Grooming
  • Closures/Restrictions/Special Orders

Logan Ranger District - (435) 755-3620

  • The road to Tony Grove is now open for public access. The Tony Grove Pavement Preservation Project has been completed early. The trailheads for White Pine Lake, Mt. Naomi Peak and Tony Grove Day Use area are now open. The Tony Grove and Lewis M. Turner campgrounds will remain closed for the season. Visitors will see improved access to the Back Country Trailhead and new pavement throughout the Tony Grove and Lewis M. Turner Campgrounds.

  • ​A portion of the Riverside Nature Trail is closed for health and safety concerns.  A rockfall has damaged the board walk and trail. With concerns about continued rocks falling we are asking the public to stay out of the area until the issue can be mitigated and repairs can be made. The portion of the trail that is closed is between the Guinavah-Malibu campground and Spring Hollow campground.
  •  The Red Ryder Timber Sale (Temple Canyon & Log Cabin Ridge area of Rich County). Timber harvest and hauling operations have resumed and will continue through the fall. 
  • Volunteer Opportunities on the Logan Ranger District
  • Snowmobile Trail Grooming
  • Cross-Country Ski Trail Grooming
  • Campground/Picnic Areas/Roads/Trails Update
  • Closures/Restrictions/Special Orders   

Spanish Fork Ranger District- (801) 798-3571

  • Closures from Santaquin Meadows down to Tinney Flat is still in place, closure for Santaquin road in place, closure for Blackhawk area in place, closure for Black Canyon, Sawmill/Nebo Creek, Beaver Dam, East Bennie Creek, Deer Hollow, Calkens Hollow, and White Pine Hollow is still in place.
  • The lower portion of Santaquin Canyon road is closed to all motorized vehicles starting at the gate at the Forest boundary to Trumbolt picnic site. The closure is in place to provide for public health and safety due to flooding that has undercut the lower portion of the Santaquin Canyon road.The road is unsafe and could collapse under vehicle weight, and while heavy equipment and crews are working in the area to repair the road damage.
  • The upper Santaquin Canyon road is closed above Trumbolt day-use site east approximately 1 ½ miles to Tinney Flat campground.  All pedestrian, equestrian, bicycle, and any type of motorized vehicles will be prohibited, due to the extreme safety hazards in the area.. 
  • The Sheep Creek/Rays Valley road is open over to Unicorn Ridge. Indian Springs open.  But visitors need to be remember that the road will be closed for the rest of this season and next when construction of the Strawberry connector project starts. Strawberry Sheep Creek Connector Information Flyer
  • Campgrounds/Picnic Areas/Roads/Trails Updates
  • Snowmobile Trail Grooming
  • Closures/Restrictions/Special Orders


USDA Equal Opportunity Public Notification Policy 

2020 Intermountain Region Volunteer Opportunities

2021 Seasonal Employment Outreach
Outreach Job Announcements 

Facilitated Learning Analysis Pole Creek and Bald Mountain Fires
Bald Mountain and Pole Creek Fires Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Information

Personal Use Firewood Cutting 

Salt Lake County Wasatch Canyons General Plan Updates
For further information visit
https://slco.org/planning-transportation/wasatch-canyons-general-plan-update/

 

Fire, Prescribed fire and Wildfire and Prevention Information

Current Wildfires: No wildland fires on the forest at this time
Prescribed Fires planned for 2021:
Heber-Kamas Ranger District:
West Fork prescribed fire, Upper Provo prescribed fire and Ponderosa prescribed fire
Logan Ranger District: Blacksmith Fork prescribed fire
Spanish Fork Ranger District: Sheep Creek prescribed fire

Slash Pile Burning
Heber-Kamas Ranger District Spring Canyon road and Iron Mine area slash pile burning
Logan Ranger and Ogden Ranger District, Red Ryder and Monte Cristo slash pile burning
Evanston/Mt. View Ranger Districts Burnt Beaver slash pile burning

Forest Issues

Recent News


Features

Surveying Pika Populations Above Brighton

The American pika is a low-profile mammal that lives at high altitudes. Related to rabbits and hares, these small, big-eyed creatures spend much of the summer preparing for a harsh winter high above the timberline. Starting in mid-September, a DWR biologist will visit an established pika area above Brighton ski resort to check on population growth.

Spotlights

Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation – Kids Educational Activity

Paul Whisman, Natural History Museum of Utah and tribal youth.

Logan Ranger District and Stokes Nature Center hosted a collaborative education effort for tribal youth between Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation and Utah Natural History Museum


Highlights

Willard Peak Wildflowers

Forest Photo Gallery

 



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