Cattle drives through Logan Canyon underway

The Utah Department of Transportation and representatives of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest are advising motorists through Logan Canyon to be aware of a series of cattle drives that begin Tuesday, August 15 and continue through Thursday, August 17.

Cattle will be trailed along U.S. 89 from lower to higher grazing allotments in the canyon. A representative from the U.S. Forest Service says the cattle will be moved from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day.

“The 1400 cattle will be moved from the lower, early summer pasture to the higher, late summer pasture,” he explains. “The cattle will be moved up the highway in groups of 200-300 over the three-day period.

“The move usually starts at the Temple Fork road and proceeds northeast to the cattle guard below Twin Creek.”

It’s a distance of 2.5 miles. Riders on horseback, as well as support vehicles, will accompany each group of cattle being moved.

Motorists should plan for delays and drivers should slow down when driving through the curvy, mid-region of the canyon as they will likely encounter cattle in that area.

Extra caution should also be used in the evening and night to avoid encountering any stray cattle.

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