Ashley National Forest

Ashley National Forest is a national forest located in northeastern Utah and southwestern Wyoming in the United States. The popular Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is located within the forest. Kings Peak, the highest peak in Utah, lies on the border between Ashley National Forest and Wasatch-Cache National Forest. The forest encompasses 1,384,132 acres (5601 km²), of which 1,287,909 acres (5212 km²) are located in Utah. 276,175 acres (1118 km²) are located in the High Uintas Wilderness. In descending order of land area the forest is located in parts of Duchesne, Uintah, Daggett, Sweetwater, Wasatch, Summit, and Utah counties. (Sweetwater County is the only one that is in Wyoming. Only about 7% of the forest lies in Wyoming.) [ [http://www.fs.fed.us/land/staff/lar/2007/TABLE_6.htm Table 6 - NFS Acreage by State, Congressional District and County] - United States Forest Service - September 30, 2007] Forest headquarters are located in Vernal, Utah.

National Forest System lands are located in three major areas: the northern and southern slopes of the Uinta Mountains, the Wyoming Basin, and the Tavaputs Plateau. Elevations on the Ashley National Forest range from convert|6000|ft|m to over convert|13500|ft|m.

High Uintas Wilderness Area

Located on the west flank of Ashley NF is the High Uintas Wilderness, which comprises the wild core of the massive Uinta Mountains. Here you will find the highest peaks in Utah, countless lakes, and a unique alpine ecosystem, it is one of the country's most outstanding wilderness areas. The High Uintas Wilderness is administered jointly by the Ashley and Wasatch-Cache National Forests.

ee also

*List of U.S. national forests

References

External links

* [http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/ashley Ashley National Forest]
* [http://www.utah.com/nationalsites/ashley.htm Utah.com]
* [http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/ashley/recreation/highuintas/ High Uintas Wilderness Area]


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