Whether you’re planning a large family reunion or a getaway with your nearest and dearest, Ogden Valley is rapidly becoming an obvious choice for summer fun in northern Utah. With it’s natural beauty and laid back feel, entertainment options for travelers of any age are limitless.
Have a troupe of hikers on your hands? Hit the trails! The variety in terrain and difficulty of hiking paths in Ogden Valley is unbeatable! Toddlers? Dogs that need some exercise? Hit North Fork Park Trail. It’s a moderate 1.2 mile trail through the pine and aspen forest. If you need to log a few more steps on your FitBit, veer off on one of several other trails that connect to North Fork. If you stay on the main trail, you’ll have fantastic photo opportunities when you reach the waterfall at the turn around point. There are so many to choose from check out the Ogden Valley Trails on our site.
If you need something a bit more strenuous for you and your fellow travelers, try the Wheeler Creek Trail in Huntsville. You can make it a quick 3.7 mile out and back hike or spend the day hiking the entire 9.5 mile loop. The deep canyon trail is popular with locals and visitors as it stays cool even when temperatures reach 100 degrees. Pack a camera and your binoculars, you may encounter local wildlife along the way!
When temperatures soar, throw on your bathing suit and hit the water! Pineview Reservoir offers activities to keep even the littlest travelers entertained. Whether you want to spend your time lounging on a beach while the little one splash around or you want to spend time on the water, Pineview is a wonderful place to spend the day. Rent paddle boards or kayaks at nearby Detours and explore the many hidden coves that meander around the coastline. If you’d rather stay dry, rent a beach cruiser and bike your way around the lake. Feel free to grab a pole and catch your own dinner too, you are the provider for your family after all.
Did someone mention cycling? Um, yes! If tootling around the lake on a bicycle makes you yawn, or you need a bigger adrenaline rush, drive up to Snowbasin Resort. Head up the mountain on a Sunday and the non-bikers in your group can enjoy a decadent brunch at Needles while they wait. Snowbasin has over 26 trails you can race around to get 50 miles of heart pumping action! Whether you’re an experienced rider or need an introduction, they can set you on the right path. And you too can take the gondola up and ride your bike down, all gravity my friends.
Once you’ve biked and hiked your heart out, take a day to relax. Huntsville Square, located in the heart of the Ogden Valley is a great place to do just that. There’s a beautiful playground so your kiddos can wear themselves out while you relax or challenge family members to a few matches of volleyball, and when you’re ready for a bite to eat, you can flip a coin to choose between the Ogden Valley Smokehouse and the Blue Coyote Café. If everyone is over 21, check the Shooting Star Saloon, the longest continuous running bar in Utah.
If golf is more your speed, the 18-hole championship course at Wolf Creek Resort needs to be on your agenda! Nestled in the gently rolling hills overlooking the stunning Ogden Valley, you can take in beautiful views as you putt around the expansive course.
Are you planning on bringing horses with you or maybe you’d like to spend an afternoon seeing the sights from horseback? You have lots of great options! There are tons of trails all over the valley and in the surrounding mountains to explore and they all allow your equine friends. If you need to borrow a horse for the day, take a guided ride at Red Cliffs Ranch and grab lunch at the