Visitor information

Apply for a visit to this incredibly beautiful hanging valley with its meadow system, quaking aspens, Jeffrey pines and intact wildlife populations.

At this time, access to Whittell is limited to a four-wheel drive road. The trip takes roughly 1.5 hours from the University’s main campus. Approvals will be limited to groups with four-wheel drive vehicles and a history of backcountry driving experience.

Close up of white flowers growing on a forest floor in the Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area

Online reservation system

Submit your project or event details (contact info, project abstract, methods and permits) and your request dates.

A wooden zigzagging fence across a large, mountain meadow in the Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area

Map & directions

Due to access limitations, maps with marked routes and driving directions will be made available upon approval of reservation requests.