Home to world-renown ski resorts Deer Valley, Park City, Snowbird, Solitude Alta and Brighton, the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest encompasses Utah's Wasatch Mountains adjacent to Utah's northern metropolitan area and is anchored by Salt Lake City. Containing nearly 2.1 million acres of geological and ecologically-diverse landscapes, this collection of forest area is one of the most frequently visited in the nation.
Ski and summer resorts located in this forest along the Wasatch Front near Salt Lake City, Park City, Ogden, and Logan provide world-renowned downhill skiing, Nordic and snowmobiling options, as well as a variety of summer activities ranging from the IMBA-certified mountain biking trails of Park City to the mountain coaster and Oktoberfest of Snowbird. Further south, American Fork Canyon and Provo Canyon offer a stunning mix of aspen and tree-covered slopes that include zip lines, Blue Ribbon fly-fishing and singletracks of Sundance Mountain Resort, Deer Creek State Park and other destinations. Between the two canyons lies the 11,750-acre Mount Timpanogos Wilderness.
In total, the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is divided up into eight districts. To best reflect the needs and character of the nearby community, the forest maintains a separate supervisor's office for each district. Because of the climate and high elevation of many parts of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, some areas may be closed to automobile travel in winter, during which most of the developed campground areas close. But during the warmer months, it's a 2.1-million-area playground. Come visit and start exploring it — and plan your adventure today.