Cattle and cars share highway

LOGAN – Although a cattle drive through Logan Canyon slowed traffic on Thursday, many motorists stopped to enjoy the event. Travelers pulled over to take photos of the drive that started at Temple Fork Road and ended near Twin Creeks, a total distance of 2.5 miles.  

 “A lot of people stop and take pictures. It’s kind of an Old West cattle drive,” said Rangeland Management Specialist Chandler Mundy.

 The canyon echoed with mooing cows as several ranchers on horseback pushed the cattle up the road in bunches of 200-300. After the cattle were pushed up the highway, a few ranchers prepared to spread out and search for straggler cows.  

The district has 30,000 sheep permits and 10,000 cattle permits. A second major cattle drive will occur again on Monday the 12<sup>th</sup>. Vehicles going through the canyon should be prepared to slow or stop due to cows on the road. Mundy also wants motorists to be aware of the horses.

“There will be lots of guys on horses on the pavement pushing the cows up,” he explained. “The horses on the pavement with their shoes can’t move very fast.”

Mundy says those traveling through Logan Canyon on Monday should expect a fifteen minute delay. 

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