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.
The well maintained trail starts at a slight downhill through a light forest before breaking out into open meadows.
There are streams and ponds from snowmelt along the beginning of the 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.
Trail splits into two at this point. We continued onto the last .7 miles to the Ogden Canyon Overlook.
The Snowbasin Ski Resort, where we started our hike, can be seen in the right of this photo.
View from the top!
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 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+