Save Our Canyons was founded in 1972 in response to the threat of urbanization of the Wasatch Mountains just outside of Salt Lake City. The opening of Snowbird Ski Resort along with its plans for tramways accessing satellite villages throughout the Wasatch, catalyzed the movement to protect the remainder of this beautiful area in its natural state.

The Wasatch is a unique range set in contrast to the bustling urban life below. Just minutes from major population centers the area sees some of the highest visitation of any National Forest in the country. Further urbanization, man-made conveyances, and resort expansions are being weighed up and down the Wasatch. We encourage people to consider the range not as a fragmented landscape of north, central, and south — but as a connected ecosystem requiring restraint and even space to exist without our interruptions.