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Ogden Canyon Overlook Trail

The hike to Ogden Canyon Overlook is a beautiful 5.6 mile out and back trail perfect for late spring when all the wildflowers are in bloom.

This trail, which starts at the metal gate near parking lot 2 of the Snowbasin Ski Resort, is popular with hikers, mountain bikers, and as evidenced by the hay-poop on the trail, horses. Start early to bypass the traffic. We had a later start on a holiday, around 10 AM, and finished right around when the trail became busy.

Ogden Overlook Trail in Ogden, Utah, UT near Salt Lake City - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ogden-overlook-trail/
The well maintained trail starts at a slight downhill through a light forest before breaking out into open meadows.

Ogden Overlook Trail in Ogden, Utah, UT near Salt Lake City - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ogden-overlook-trail/

Ogden Overlook Trail in Ogden, Utah, UT near Salt Lake City - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ogden-overlook-trail/
Ogden Overlook Trail in Ogden, Utah, UT near Salt Lake City - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ogden-overlook-trail/
There are streams and ponds from snowmelt along the beginning of the trail.

Bluebells wildflowers on the Ogden Overlook Trail in Ogden, Utah, UT near Salt Lake City - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ogden-overlook-trail/
One of my favorite parts of the Ogden Canyon Overlook Trail is the plethora of bluebells that reminded me of our hikes in the UK.

Bluebells wildflowers on the Ogden Overlook Trail in Ogden, Utah, UT near Salt Lake City - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ogden-overlook-trail/

Ogden Overlook Trail in Ogden, Utah, UT near Salt Lake City - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ogden-overlook-trail/
Ogden Overlook Trail in Ogden, Utah, UT near Salt Lake City - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ogden-overlook-trail/
Bluebells wildflowers on the Ogden Overlook Trail in Ogden, Utah, UT near Salt Lake City - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ogden-overlook-trail/
Arrowleaf Balsamroot, yellow wildflower on the Ogden Overlook Trail in Ogden, Utah, UT near Salt Lake City - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ogden-overlook-trail/
Caterpillars on the Ogden Overlook Trail in Ogden, Utah, UT near Salt Lake City - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ogden-overlook-trail/
Wildflowers on the Ogden Overlook Trail in Ogden, Utah, UT near Salt Lake City - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ogden-overlook-trail/
Ogden Overlook Trail in Ogden, Utah, UT near Salt Lake City - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ogden-overlook-trail/
Trail splits into two at this point. We continued onto the last .7 miles to the Ogden Canyon Overlook.

Ogden Overlook Trail in Ogden, Utah, UT near Salt Lake City - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ogden-overlook-trail/
The Snowbasin Ski Resort, where we started our hike, can be seen in the right of this photo.

Ogden Overlook Trail in Ogden, Utah, UT near Salt Lake City - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ogden-overlook-trail/
View from the top!

Ogden Overlook Trail in Ogden, Utah, UT near Salt Lake City - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ogden-overlook-trail/

View of Salt Lake City from the Ogden Overlook Trail in Ogden, Utah, UT near Salt Lake City - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ogden-overlook-trail/
Ogden Overlook Trail in Ogden, Utah, UT near Salt Lake City - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ogden-overlook-trail/
The Ogden Canyon Overlook Trail is very popular amongst mountain bikers; as a hiker, keep an eye out for those cruising down the track.

Ogden Overlook Trail in Ogden, Utah, UT near Salt Lake City - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ogden-overlook-trail/

Ogden Overlook Trail Overview

  • Coordinates: 41.2173285,-111.8612158 (Park at the Snowbasin Ski Resort)
  • Fees: FREE
  • Length: 5.6 miles Out & Back
  • Elevation Gain: 921
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Usage: Heavy
  • Pets allowed: Yes
  • Camera info: Canon 6D, Canon 16-35 2.8L II, iPhone 7+
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