A cozy mountain town and a vibrant city all rolled into one.
Tucked below the foothills of the northern Wasatch Mountains, Ogden ain’t your grandpa’s ski town. Although it might be your great-great-great grandpa’s ski town — Ogden was actually the first European settlement in Utah! That early sense of pride and individuality must have sunk into the soil, because today Ogden remains one of the most unique cities in the state.
With epic hiking, mountain biking, fishing and (of course) skiing right out its front door, Ogden has rightly earned a name for itself as an outdoor enthusiast’s haven. But there’s way more to this town than what’s outside its borders. Come learn about its history, enjoy its vibrant art and performance scene and visit the charming restaurants peppered throughout the town. Urbanites and outdoor folk alike will find something to love in this funky mountain town.
Ogden Valley is a hub for recreational activities. Major attractions here include:
- Snowbasin Ski Resort
- Powder Mountain Ski Resort
- Nordic Valley Ski Resort
- Pineview Reservoir
- Ogden River Scenic Byway
- Monte Cristo Recreation Area/Snowmobile Complex
Pineview Reservoir offers outstanding opportunities for boating, fishing and other water sports. The Ogden River provides very good trout fishing from the reservoir down through Ogden Canyon into Ogden City. The South Fork of the Ogden River, located above the reservoir, a blue-ribbon trout stream, is attractive to fly fishermen.
Nice, modern campgrounds can be found at the reservoir and along the South Fork of the Ogden River (along Hwy 39.
The Monte Cristo Mountains, east of Ogden Valley, feature an extensive network of snowmobile trails. During summer, these mountains provide excellent trails for horseback riding. They are also a favorite area for backcountry camping and hiking.