wild flowers




nature trips


trail running

mountain biking

kid friendly

dog friendly


dogs on leash


horseback riding



cross country skiing

no dogs




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.

Saw beautiful moose

17 hours ago

19 hours ago

Such a great little stroll! We took her dog and she absolutely loved the stream along the trail and all the interesting smells! Highly recommended. I wish it was a little longer.

21 hours ago

23 hours ago

Great hike. Gradual incline. Coverage from the sun is a great plus in the summer. a little chilly this time of year so dress accordingly.

Close to the end of the trail, where you get up on the last ridge before descending to Big Elk Lake, I came across a Trail Closed due to fire conditions sign.

My original goal was to use the Upper Setting Trail to link the Shingle Creek Trail with the Big Elk Trail, but I didn't want to push through a trail closure.

This trail kicked my arse. First hike since my knee surgery. Loved and enjoyed every minute of it!!!

Fabulous views all the way up.

So I was worried for the first bit because the creek was dry, but they are diverting water into the irrigation system. we went past the large waterfall and there are 2 more smaller waterfalls that I marked on my map. we did go about 1/2 mile past my last marker (beginning of my recording,waterfall #3) but didn't see much so turned around.

Great hike! It's usually crowded so plan for a weekday or night if you want less people around. Kid and do friendly. Being a garbage bag and gather garbage as there's always lots left behind

My favorite fall hike! The elevation gain is mostly the first half. It is a bit rocky but nothing too difficult. My kids did it easily. The lake is beautiful and the trees are stunning. Even more beautiful at the end of September. Lots of moose

Easy kid friendly hike. Beautiful wild flowers at the end of summer. Lots of people so if possible go during the day on weekdays

Easy and beautiful. Crowded as to be expected. Be careful climbing up the rocks to the falls. They become very slick.

Good challenge and nice trail. Watch for rattle snakes. Weekdays are much less crowded. Keep on the trail!

trail running
1 day ago

It is a pretty waterfall with an easy trail. Almost anyone can do it. It is usually crowded so go on a weeknight or day.
Upper falls is close by and is gorgeous with hardly any crowds. It's a little more challenging as well!

1 day ago

Definitely a work out in the first 2 miles. I unfortunately had to turn back because my dog got too tired. However, it was a well kept trail with a decent but not over-abundant amount of traffic.