cross country skiing
dogs on leash
off road driving
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.
I have done this trail four times in the past month and can't get enough! The beginning is a bit of a climb. The trail levels out when it connects to the pipeline trail and is easy from there. The views at the end of the overlook are perfect for catching a sunset over SLC.
well marked, lots of different things to see: forest; waterfalls; open brush, vistas and a peak where you can see all of Salt Lake City but turn around and see nothing but mountains. just a little bit of snow left and plenty of room at the top for lots of groups to sit and enjoy the views.
We went on this hike today with our 6,4 and 2 year old. It was a great hike, easy for kids who are active and like to be outdoors. The smell of the hot springs isn't pleasant and there's a couple steep ledge areas that are scary with kids otherwise I would have given 5 stars BUT it was way fun overall. We will definitely go back when we're a little more prepared.
The stats on this are wrong. It's double the distance and double the incline according to many other online sources. 4 and 5 year olds did great in our group. The 2 year old's did not...wouldn't have picked this hike with 2 year olds if we'd have know accurate stats. Beautiful views though!