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.
Interesting 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.
Many climbers make a pilgrimage to Logan Canyon for the abundant vertical and overhanging limestone and quartzite faces, and for the steepness and quality of rock. With cliffs primarily facing north and south, climbers can choose sun or shade. Mild weather, low humidity, and little rain offer excellent climbing opportunities during spring, summer, and fall. More than 275 routes have been developed and approximately 230 are bolt-protected sport climbs. The remaining routes require placing natural protection. Most climbs are in the 5.10 to 5.12 range. Climbers must be respectful of restrictions designed to protect five sensitive plant species including Maguire’s Primrose, a flower found only in Logan Canyon.
Logan Ranger District (435) 755-3620