Protect the Central Wasatch

Wasatch backcountry alliance is the unified voice for the human-powered winter backcountry community of the Central Wasatch mountains.


Free Shuttle

In an effort to address the infamous congestion in Little Cottonwood Canyon and the parking issues associated with trailheads to access public lands, the Wasatch Backcountry Alliance is expanding on our original “shuttle day idea” and has created a weekly, flexible shuttle system to address the needs of canyon users.

Trail Counting

WBA’s winter trailhead counter project provides the first ever long-term record of non-motorized winter recreational use in the Central Wasatch.


UDOT announced the Gondola B option as its preferred alternative at the end of August. While it may have been a harbinger of the end of a record breaking heat wave along the Wasatch, that’s about the best we can say about it. There’s still time to submit public comments to UDOT on the final decision until October 17, but we are already looking ahead to the next phase of the process. UDOT’s preferred alternative ultimately moves to the legislature where the outcome of the years-long project will finally be decided. Now is the time to start talking to your elected representatives to let them know what you want for the future of the Central Wasatch mountains.

Please use the action form to get started today.