Ogden, Utah

Rugged, Rustic, Cool, Urban
by Mark Wade

Outdoor Adventure and Cultural Center

Over the past couple of decades Ogden has done a wonderful of reinventing itself, and it is now considered to be one of the great outdoor adventure destinations in the west.

The first settled community in the state of Utah (1846), Ogden Utah became an important railway hub and, with travelers coming through from far and wide, the city became known as a very wild and rough destination. However, over the years that image has mellowed slightly but Ogden is now known for world-class outdoor adventure, downtown culture, great food and entertainment.

Location

Downtown Ogden, Utah. Photos compliments of Ogden Tourism.

Ogden is situated on Interstate 15 just north of Salt Lake City and just 10 miles west of the Great Salt Lake.  View this map.

Downtown

Ogden has reinvented its downtown area and Historic 25th street is now a hub for restaurants, art galleries, and retail shops.  Union Station now houses three museums

– Utah State Railroad Museum (with two of the largest locomotives ever built)
– John M. Browning Arms Museum,
– Browning-Kimball Classic Car Museum.

Nightlife with restaurants, bars, brew-pubs, and live music, is alive and well in downtown Ogden.

The Salomon Center and central downtown offers Rock Climbing, iFly (Indoor Skydiving), Flow Rider (surfing), bowling, theaters, and great dining.

Winter & Summer Resorts

Photo of Snowbasin Resort. Photos compliments of Ogden Tourism

Snowbasin, Powder Mountain, and Nordic Valley are three great summer and winter snow destinations.

View this map to see their proximity to Odgen, Utah

Area Attractions

A view from Snowbasin area overlooking Pine View Reservoir. Photo by Jay Dash

– Ogden River (Blue Ribbon Fishery)
– Pine View Reservoir
– (Huntsville, Eden, Loop through North Ogden Canyon
– Golden Spike – Promontory Point (www.nps.gov/gosp/index.htm)
– Great Salt Lake (Ogden Bay, Antelope Island)
– Hill Aerospace Museum
– Rock & Ice Climbing (ranked among the top ten climbing towns)

Learn more at Visit Ogden

LISTEN TO THE ONE TANK TRIP OF THE WEEK ON THE KSL OUTDOORS SHOW EVERY SATURDAY MORNING

6:00 – 8:00 am on 1160 AM and 102.7 FM

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