Things To Do
American West Heritage CenterDiscover a century of the past at this 160-acre living history center. Each day is dedicated to celebrating and preserving the history of the Old West from 1820 to 1920. This living-history attraction offers hands-on learning experiences as you visit with Native Americans, mountain men, and pioneers dressed in period costume. Visit their welcome center featuring historical exhibits, spacious restroom facilities, and a spectacular view of the Wellsville Mountains. Celebrate a part of our Western history with special events such as Baby Animal Day and Fall Harvest Festival.
6 miles south of Logan, on U.S. Hwy 89/91, Wellsville
Hours Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. from June 3 - August 23 in 2014. (Schedule for 2015 will be posted later.)
Utah Festival Opera & Musical TheatreEach summer Logan rolls out the red carpet to welcome the talented musicians and performers of the Utah Festival Opera. The company, under the direction of Michael Ballam, presents grand opera, light operettas, and musicals in repertory. The scenery and costumes are spectacular and the performances are brilliant. The Dansante building, home of the Utah Festival Opera’s offices, was once a roller skating rink. It was converted to a dance hall that local residents enjoyed for almost three decades. Two apparel companies, Mode-O-Day and American Apparel, ran businesses out of the building. Utah Festival Opera purchased the facility and after additions and renovations reopened it in 1997.
Opera Office, 59 South 100 West, Logan
(435) 750-0300 or (800) 262-0074
BirdingThis region is known for many species of birds that make their home in Cache Valley or migrate through. Due to our unique geography you can see shorebirds and mountain species all within a 20-minute drive. Cache Valley is nestled between the Bear River and Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuges. Here, you’ll spot birds along the Bear River, directly west of Logan. In spring and summer, Cutler Marsh offers viewing in classic wetland habitat. White Pelicans, White-Faced Ibis, Great Blue Herons, Egrets, Western Grebes, plus a variety of ducks, geese, and shorebirds may be seen from roadways or you can rent a canoe or kayak for a close-up experience. The number and diversity of marsh birds is spectacular. In early autumn, visit the north end of the Wellsville Mountain wilderness to watch the annual raptor migration. Northern harriers, kestrels, goshawks, red-tailed hawks, golden eagles, and other species float by, lifted by canyon updrafts that ease their relentless flight south.
A free birding brochure is available at Cache Valley Visitors Bureau, 199 North Main, Logan or can be downloaded by clicking Birding Trails.pdf
For more information on birding in Cache Valley, visit Bridgerland Audubon's website at www.bridgerlandaudubon.org
various locations, Cache Valley & Logan Canyon
Backcountry Riding -- ATV / UTV / RZR / JeepsMany side roads off the Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway provide access to stunning scenery and views in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Hardware Ranch in Blacksmith Fork Canyon is another popular starting place for back-country jaunts.
The best guide to ATV trails in this area is the topographical map "Logan / Bear River Range" published by National Geographic. This map can be purchased at the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau Gift Shop at 199 North Street in Logan.
Several dealers in Logan rent ATVs. In the canyon itself, rent from Beaver Creek Lodge.
various locations, Northern Utah and southeast Idaho
HikingInteresting trails throughout the Wasatch-Cache National Forest and Cache Valley combine with wonderful weather during spring, summer, and fall to make hiking a delight for all ages and abilities. Logan Canyon boasts some of the most picturesque landscapes anywhere. Spring Hollow is located about 4.3 miles up the canyon and is an easy half-mile walk to one of the regions most photographed streams. An 6-mile trail winds its way to the 1,500-year-old Jardine Juniper tree. A popular 2-mile hike to the Wind Caves offers an outstanding example of arches and rooms formed by wind and ice erosion. The 1-mile Limber Pine trail, located at the summit of Logan Canyon, features interpretive information designed especially for children.
Download our free Hiking Guide or stop by the Visitors Center at 199 North Main and purchase the book, Cache Trails.
The Canyon is administered by the U.S. Forest Service. They can be reached at (435) 755-3620.