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Yearlong Fun and Frolic in Ogden, UT

Yearlong Fun and Frolic in Ogden, UT

The mountain city of Ogden, UT is a vacationer’s paradise no matter the season. The city is a gateway to three world-famous ski resorts, which transform into scenic nature getaways in the summer. Ogden is also a historic community with a rich culture, as well as a host of fun and one-of-a-kind attractions.Looking for things to see and do in Ogden? Check out our list:

    1. Have a snowy adventure

With winter just around the corner, it’s the best time to prepare for your skiing adventure in three of the best ski resorts in the US – Snowbasin, Powder Mountain, and Nordic Valley. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Ogden, these resorts get more than 500 inches of snow every year and combine for over 11,500 acres of varied terrain, perfect for alpine and Nordic skiing for all skill levels. Other winter activities include tubing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, and even hiking in rather extreme conditions.

    1. Ride, hike, or run on picturesque trails

Summer is the best time to explore Ogden’s stunning trails, whether you go on foot or by mountain bike. Covering hundreds of miles, these paths will take you through grassy plains and national forests, along pristine lakes and rivers, and over hills and mountains. For information on the area’s hiking and biking trails, check out this map. The best ones include:

      • Taylor Canyon, which leads to the top of Malan’s Peak
      • Hidden Valley, where the terrain varies from rocky paths to tranquil pine and fern forests
      • Waterfall Canyon, which leads to a 200-foot waterfall at the end of a rocky climb
      • Skyline Trail, which includes an 18-mile loop famous for its “no breaks up, no brakes down” challenge
    1. Go fishing in any season

Fly fishing is a top warm-weather activity in Ogden, where the Weber and the Ogden Rivers provide the best, most scenic spots for snagging rainbow, brook, and cutthroat trout.

In the winter, Pineview Reservoir and Causey Reservoir are the perfect spots for ice fishing, providing great opportunities to catch trout, black crappie, bass, and more.

    1. Immerse yourself in the culture

Ogden has two historic districts you simply must explore. Historic 25th Street features 19th century buildings and structures that housed brothels and saloons during the city’s “dark ages”, when political scandals and gang rivalries ruled the scene. Today, these storied buildings are home to the best restaurants, bars, and art galleries in the city.

In contrast, Eccles Avenue Historic District is Ogden’s very own millionaires’ row. The lushly landscaped streets here are lined with the stunning estates and houses of Ogden’s wealthiest residents in the early 1900s.

Not to be missed is the city’s First Friday Art Stroll, staged every first Friday of the month throughout the year. Participated in by over 300 artists, you’ll find a wide variety of artworks displayed in permanent and temporary galleries along Historic 25th Street and a few other places.

    1. Take part in a signature event

The city hosts numerous events all year round, including music festivals, art festivals, a rodeo, a car show, restaurant week, and more. Here’s a few you shouldn’t miss:

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