Best Hikes in Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest


Uinta-Wasatch-Cache is a sprawling national forest east of Salt Lake City, Utah. It encloses the famed High Unitas Wilderness.

The forest includes a number of notable hikes and 12K and 13K peaks to summit.

Getting Started

Hiking in national forests is easy. Pick one of the hikes on this page, and park near the trailhead. You can enter the park from several places, depending on where you want to go.

When to Go

People go to Uinta-Wasatch-Cache year round, but a little less in the winter. You can find great places to hike and ski year round.


While hiking and backpacking in Uinta-Wasatch-Cache doesn't require a permit generally, the High Uintas and 8 other designated Wilderness Areas in the parks can have permit requirements for overnight camping. Read about special places in Uinta-Wasatch-Cache.

Dog Info

Dogs are allowed in, except Little and Big Cottonwood Canyon, City Creek Canyon, Emigration Canyon, and a few other places.

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