Things to Do in Ogden
Our residency is situated on the east bench of Ogden, Utah, nestled along foothills of the majestic Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains. From its origins as a frontier fort and railway town, the city has become known as a gateway to high adventure recreation and energetic outdoor lifestyle.
Just 40 minutes north of Salt Lake City, host to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Weber County has a population of more than 235,000 people and offers all the conveniences of a major metropolitan community, as well as numerous recreational activities year-round. You'll find a wide variety of activities for every season of the year, including outdoor adventure, arts and entertainment, sports, scenic drives, and more.
Strolling along Historic 25th Street today there is still a quaint, small-town feeling reminiscent of the Old West, in the city's specialty shops, coffeehouses, microbrewery, restaurants, bakeries and farmer's market.
Discover dining, shopping, and Megaplex Theater downtown, and enjoy arts and entertainment through the beautifully restored Peery's Egyptian Theater. The Egyptian is a screening location for the Sundance Film Festival where for 10 days every January the stars come to Ogden to attend world premier productions of independent filmmakers. The Egyptian also hosts symphany and ballet performances through the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association, and a world-class convention center is adjacent to the theater.
Weber County, like much of the state, is a recreation enthusiast's dream with easy access to a number of spectacular national parks and monuments from alpine to red rock. The Wasatch Mountain Range provides a spectacular backdrop for Ogden, with high peaks and rugged terrain that offer an abundance of activities.
An extensive trail system has dedicated trails and pathways for walkers, runners, hikers, cyclists, horseback riders, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and other non-motorized trail users.
Activities for Any Season
During summer afternoons you can leave the office and within minutes be hiking in the mountains, fly fishing, or exploring the Weber and Ogden rivers in the canyons.
In winter, you are just minutes from world-class skiing at resorts and wilderness areas, where you can downhill or cross-country ski, snowboard, snowshoe, snowmobile, or go ice fishing. With an average annual snowfall of more that 42 feet, Utah's white splendor has been characterized as the greatest snow on earth.
National and State Parks
Ogden is less than a day's drive to seven national monuments and six spectacular national parks, such as Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon. Visitors travel from all over the world to Moab, a small resort town at the center of the most stunning red rock landscapes on the planet, bordering Arches National Park and near Canyonlands National Parks. The town is a popular base for mountain bikers who ride the extensive network of trails that include Slickrock Bike Trail, and off-roaders who come for the annual Moab jeep safari.