Things To Do
The mountains surrounding Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway and the Hardware Ranch complex in Blacksmith Fork Canyon provide an extensive playground for off-road enthusiasts. Hundreds of miles of back roads in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest open up vistas of stunning scenery not seen by those confined to the blacktop.
Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area
A visit to Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area is both fun and educational. During winter months, a trip to the ranch makes a great outing for the whole family with the memorable experience of viewing up to 700 wild Rocky Mountain elk. A horse drawn sleigh gives you up close and personal views as it takes you right into the middle of the herd. The area is also an extremely popular snowmobiling area.
During the summer, Hardware Ranch area provides great opportunities for outdoor recreation and wildlife viewing. An extensive network of ATV trails will take you north all the way to Logan Canyon, Bear Lake, and southeast Idaho. Head south and explore the Monte Cristo area all the way to Ogden Valley.
The Cache Valley Visitors Bureau Gift Shop in Logan at 199 N. Main sells an excellent topographical map from National Geographic. It shows hiking trails, biking trails, horseback riding trails, and ATV trails for this entire area. A separate map covers the Monte Cristo area.
15 miles east of Hyrum on U.S. Hwy 101 in Blacksmith Fork Canyon, Hyrum
mid-December through mid-February
Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway
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. Hundreds of miles of unpaved back roads are paradise for ATV and UTV riders. They can explore north all the way into southeast Idaho or head south for a memorable trip to Hardware Ranch and Monte Cristo.
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.
Click logancanyon to download our Logan Canyon brochure.
Click hikingguide to download our Hiking Guide for Logan Canyon.
Another great resource for hiking is logancanyonhiking.com
The Cache Valley Visitors Bureau in Logan (199 N. Main St.) sells a more comprehensive hiking guide and a detailed topographical map of this area for more serious backcountry exploration.
Highway 89 from Logan to Bear Lake, Logan Canyon