Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Salt Lake Ranger District
6944 South 3000 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121
The Wasatch Mountains are a mountain treasure with three Wilderness Areas and miles of trails. These mountains are within an hour's drive of nearly a million people, but the steep, rugged terrain can seem intimidating to inexperienced hikers and many parts of the Wasatch are relatively unknown and are seldom visited.
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In some areas.
Picnic areas, campgrounds, restrooms, drinking water in some areas.
Map Coordinates (NAD83): 40 48.971N; 111 44.657W
Regulations and Precautions
Watershed ProtectionThe national forest was created for watershed protection, and water quality remains an issue today. Watershed regulations include the restrictions on traffic in City Creek Canyon, and prohibiting swimming in the lakes. Dogs and horses are forbidden within the watershed, including City Creek, Big Cottonwood, and Little Cottonwood Canyons. Animals are allowed in Millcreek Canyon, since the water is currently used only for irrigation.
- Backcountry Considerations
- Backcountry Emergencies
- Encountering Wild Animals
- Pets in the Parks and Backcountry
- US Forest Service Recreation Reservations
- US Forest Service Restrictions and Regulations
Archaeological Resources Protection Act Hotline: 800-227-7286.