The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is a popular attraction, so some trails and lakes receive a lot of traffic, but the sheer size of the forest means those skilled in wayfinding and looking for solitude often need only hike a little further off the main road to find a trailhead that offers everything they seek. Dispersed (primitive camping) is permitted in most areas, but there are several considerations for safe camping. There is too much hiking and mountain biking spread across these 2.1 million acres to list it all, so a good start is to know what district you'll be in, then explore some of the hikes here. There are hundreds of must-hit trails between Park City's Mid-Mountain and the Wasatch Crest, or you might start with the gentler Eagle Rise near Brigham City or head to the resorts for lift-served downhill. We've also offered a few top hikes below, but they are only a tiny snapshot, given that the dynamic Wasatch Range is in the literal backyard of our best Northern Utah cities.