wild flowers




nature trips


trail running

mountain biking

kid friendly

dog friendly



horseback riding



cross country skiing

no dogs

dogs on leash




fly fishing

off road driving




rock climbing


The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is one of the 12 National Forests in the Intermountain Region as well as one of the urban National Forests in the Forest Service System. It covers an area that includes northern and north-central Utah, and southwestern Wyoming. This area also includes the larges population center within the State of Utah, which is known as the Wasatch Front. The Forest is heavily influenced and impacted from over a million people living in close proximity. The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest has a net acreage of 2,169,596 acres. It is divided into seven Ranger Districts: Salt Lake, Kamas/Heber, Ogden, Pleasant Grove, Spanish Fork, and Logan in Utah; and Evanston/Mountain View in Wyoming. Scenic beauty on the Forest offers unlimited recreational opportunities throughout the year. Whether you enjoy skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking, mountain biking, camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, swimming, horseback riding, etc., you can find the recreational experience you are seeking. Because of the abundance of recreation opportunities and the large urban population along the Wasatch Front, the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is one of the most heavily visited in the entire National Forest System.

on Horsetail Falls Trail

9 hours ago

Harder and hotter than expected. Felt more than 1800 ft elevation gain. Trail is a bit hard to find and to navigate near the falls. 5 miles round trip. But the determined will be amply rewarded by nice views, cool breezes, and the FORCE.

My family and I loved this hike! It was a good challenge due us! The views are beautiful.

15 hours ago

Pretty short hike to the waterfall but overall a pretty good hike.

Love this trail with all the aspens. There is still patches of snow up at the lake on the East side. Backpacked up & camped
we had the whole East side to ourselves. Saw a beautiful bull moose on the way up. This trail you should definitely bring a couple liters of water.

So beautiful! Enjoyed this hike!

Loved this hike! Stunning views, nice shade, gorgeous flowers, relatively easy but still got a work out in. Stumbled upon a rattlesnake so be careful. :)

A little over 5 m. Go early or late as the first 1.5 - ish is exposed. Nice short steep incline last 1/4 m. Great views.

Definitely a bit steep the last .5 mile. It was a peaceful morning at the lake since the Millcreek side isn't open yet. It is really green and saw a lot of butterflies.

on Horsetail Falls Trail

21 hours ago

It's quite hot the first half of the hike so take more water than you think you need. The smallest guy in our group went through 1.5L before getting to the top.
Constant large rocks in the trail so good ankle support is advised.
The payoff at the top is a little tricky to get to but worth it.

All of the information we found about the length of the trail was different. Ended up being a total of 4 miles (still debatable). Wonderful views though and a great hike! Tough for first timers, but not impossible.

21 hours ago

Beautiful hike! I hike weekly, work out regularly, and felt this was closer to a moderately rated hike. Definitely bring more water than normal since it's warmer and pretty steep throughout most of it. There was a small muddy section, but nothing crazy. This is a must-do hike and the it wasn't too crowded which was nice.

One our favorite family hikes!

23 hours ago

Beautiful and peaceful. Wildflowers in bloom.

We are a family of 6 ranging in age from 6-48. It was a tough hike, lots of complaining by 6 and 16 yr old girls :) the two boys were like mountain goats racing upwards!We had a min of a liter of water each and an extra 2 liters. All the water was gone before we made it to the falls! It was hot. We started at 3pm last Friday and made it down by 7:20pm. If you are older or have sore knees or ankles I recommend poles to assist you as some of the going is loose rocks or so dry its slippy. Hiking shoes and socks a must.
On saying all that, everyone was glad they did it. They really earned the most spectacular views. Highly recommend this trail. Hike all the way up until you see a wooden sign post. Deer creek dry creek. You can't miss it. A few steps after the post continuing upwards there is a rock - stop and slide down the slope. Hold onto branches for assistance- trail continues to the bottom of falls. Absolutely fantastic views.

Don't forget sunscreen and hats!
Again steep and difficult hike. Even the descent was not easy with the loose rubble. We would do it again.

the hubby said let's go for a hike. I figured since him and the boys did it on mother's day I should be ok... lol!! I'm a little more out of shape then I thought. we made it just over 3 miles up but it was getting late because we started later in the day. beautiful!! going up and up and up I was ok, just needed to stop now and then. going back down is when my knee finally said enough! recommend some kinda pole or hiking stick! also when the hubby and kids went up they did see a bear. so please be safe. take water and goodies to keep your energy up. (only 4 stars because the wrong name on here, we call it Maple mountain) 6-24-17

23 hours ago

Did the full loop on a single night backpacking trip. Spent the night in between the 1st and 2nd divide lakes. Trails was off and on snow covered, especially on the northern facing slopes and between Clyde and Watson lakes. Where there wasn't snow, their was a fair amount of mud from the melting snow. Beautiful area, lots to see and do, but the fish were not too cooperative :-).

If you go on this trail prepare for non-stop inclines and a very small trail with overgrown plants in either side. That being said I really enjoyed myself, the best part is that I had the entire trail to myself. I don't know if I made it to the top because I hit a point where the trail pretty much ended and I didn't know which way to go. it was unfortunate that I didn't get to see the creek that much it rarely came into view along the trail. Honestly I would go to a different trail unless you enjoy being away from everyone.