The Ogden Valley sprawls across miles and lends its visitors mountains, prairies, rivers and lakes to enjoy. Each season has an abundance of opportunity.
Spring brings fields of wild flowers blooming in bright blues, reds and yellows. Mother mares guide their stumbling colts through muddy fields as they struggle to walk and run to play. Rare flocks of birds settle in to warm themselves and prepare for the flight north. As Utah is the beehive state, our own local monastery makes honey and sells it to the public to raise funds for their worship. A visit to their gift shop is a must during your visit. Enjoy Bird watching and horseback riding.
Summer offers breezy days to dream in meadows of wild flowers and peaceful places to fly fish. Golfers drive fairways at Wolf Creek Utah Golf Course. And water sport enthusiasts can ride the waves of Pineview Reservoir. To fill you up before heading home, a must see is the historical Shooting Star Saloon where the crew serves up a juicy burger topped with a grilled hot dog – a delicacy one must experience while in the Valley. Snowbasin offers gondola-served mountain biking and, hiking, mountain-top dining and stargazing. August brings the annual Ogden Valley Balloon Festival in Eden, with fun activities throughout the Valley. Antique lovers find steals in our general stores and boutiques. Crafters awe at hand sewn quilts and original art. The locals are friendly and will tempt you to stay an extra day.
The vibrant colors of Fall attract visitors from around the entire country. Some say the east coast has the most beautiful autumn leaves, but in our opinion, Utah cannot be beat! The Ogden Valley sprays yellows, reds and oranges of every shade imaginable (and unimaginable for that matter) onto the sky. Bring your camera because you won’t believe you saw it when you recall it to friends and family. Leisure drivers in cars and on motorbikes ride around the reservoir, up into Monte Cristo and over Trappers Loop (SR 167) enjoying the scenery on sunny afternoons. Visit www.utahfallcolors.com for local fall color reports and driving tours. Many arrive to hunt their game, pack it home or serve it up as savory elk tenderloins, venison or deer jerky – making autumn meals the most flavorful of the year.
A crystal Winter soothes the soul. Downhill skiers have the choice of Powder Mountain, Snowbasin, or Wolf Mountain a great place to learn how to ski or snowboard. To awake to white pillows of powder is no dream at the Snowberry Inn. Diamond Peaks Heliskiing will pick you up right outside our door. Cross-country and back country skiers have hundreds of miles to enjoy. And snowmobile riders only have to travel minutes to find an abundance fields and trails to enjoy on their sleds. Or curl up with a warm drink or glass of wine and a good book in front of the fire, soak in the hot tub, or nap under down comforters.