Things To Do
This canyon is one of the country's most beautiful National Scenic Byways. Mile-high vertical limestone cliffs tower above the route and dense forest, the winding Logan River, and mountain wildlife add to the picturesque drive, which ends at the turquoise waters of Bear Lake. The Byway is lined with camping, picnicking, hiking, and fishing areas in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. A 7-mile paved drive off the highway leads to Tony Grove Lake. Wildflowers proliferate here between June and August.
Logan Canyon is also popular during the winter with more than 300 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and the oldest family run ski resort in the U.S., Beaver Mountain.
Highway 89 from Logan to Bear Lake, Logan Canyon (435) 755-3620
Beaver Creek Lodge
U.S. Hwy. 89, Logan Canyon, Cache Valley & Logan Canyon
Beaver Mountain Ski Resort
One mile off Highway 89, on SR 243, you will arrive at the cozy lodge of Beaver Mountain Ski Area. The Seeholzer family has operated this charming resort since the days when skiing meant sliding around on narrow wooden boards attached to your foot with a 2-inch piece of inner-tube. The resort first opened in 1939. Harold Seeholzer dreamed of a lift running all the way to the top of Beaver Mountain. The “Harry’s Dream” lift was built in his honor. Beaver Mountain currently runs four chairlifts and is a winter tradition among thousands of devoted skiers.
Beaver Mountain is not the sprawling mega-resort like you find in Park City and other Utah locales but it offers wonderful runs, great Utah snow, shorter lift lines and less burden on your pocket-book. It is one of Utah’s best kept winter secrets.
Highway 89 in Logan Canyon (26 miles east of Logan and 15 miles west of Garden City), Logan Canyon
Camping / Picnicking
More than 383 camp sites, 27 parks, and many picnic areas are located in Cache Valley and nearby Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Campgrounds in Logan Canyon are run by the U.S. Forest Service. Some take reservations and others do not. Even those taking reservations, reserve a certain number of camp sites as first come, first serve.
Click Campgrounds & RV Parks for site information.