Utah’s Favorite Playground: The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache Forest

UINTA-WASATCH-CACHE Forest, Utah. — From the creative brothers that made More Than Just Parks, a new(ish) series More Than Just Forests features a video collage of the stunning diversity of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache (UWC) forest. Parkites take advantage of the UWC as their playground for activities from skiing to fly fishing to boating.

A few facts about this 2.5 million acre playground courtesy of the US Department of Agriculture:

  • UWC is one of 12 national forests in the intermountain region
  • Stretches from northern Utah into Wyoming
  • The Wasatch Front has a population of around one million people
  • What’s in a name:
    • Uinta: pine tree or pine forest in Native American language
    • Wasatch: low place in high mountains in the Ute language
    • Cache: from French origin, referring to caves where trappers hid their furs


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