Cattle drive may cause delays in Logan Canyon

Aug 8, 2013

Annual cattle drive through Logan Canyon may cause road delays Thursday and Monday.
Annual cattle drive through Logan Canyon may cause road delays Thursday and Monday.
Credit Bureau of Land Management

Traffic delays are anticipated in Logan Canyon this week as ranchers move their cattle through the canyon. 

Thursday, August 8 and Monday, August 12 in Logan Canyon, 1,400 cattle will be driven from their lower early-summer pastures to their new home in the late-summer pastures, higher in the canyon.

The cattle will be moved up the highway in groups of 200-300 over a two day period, starting at Temple Fork Road and finishing at the cattle guard below Twin Creeks, a distance of 2.5 miles.

This is an annual drive for the cattle, occurring late in the summer months.

Motorists can expect some delays and Uinta Wasatch Cache National Forest authorities urge drivers to slow down while maneuvering through the steep curves of Logan Canyon.

Authorities also advise drivers to use extra caution in the evening and night to avoid encountering stray cattle.

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