Tom’s Experience Climbing Mount Ogden from Beus Canyon:
Mount Ogden is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Ogden.
There are four main routes to the summit, Beus Canyon, Waterfall Canyon, Taylor Canyon and Snowbasin. This will describe the route up Beus Canyon. With a shuttle, you can make it a loop hike from any of the other trailheads. From Beus to the summit is 6.6 miles one way.
The route up Beus is fairly steep but easy to follow. The trail intersects with the Bonneville Shoreline Trail but is well signed for directions to the summit. You will hike next to a stream up the mountain and pass a small waterfall.
The canyon here can be in the shade most of the morning which is very nice in the summer. You will come to some fern fields where you may have to cross over the stream a few times, you shouldn’t need to get wet, but the trail can be muddy.
This will lead to the trail heading south and traversing around the mountain. Eventually you will reach the saddle and the radio towers will come into view. The final bit of the trail is following a very steep road up to the summit. From the summit you have good views of both Lewis Peak and Ben Lomond.
Be careful on the trail, we saw one rattlesnake but it left us alone. You may also want to wear pants because the trail is over grown in a few spots. Dogs are allowed on this trail.
Trail Info: From Harrison Blvd in Ogden, Utah, turn east towards the mountains on 4600 S. Follow this road up the mountain until it starts to bend south and the destination will be on the right. Parking is limited and there are no facilities at the trailhead.
Beus Canyon Trailhead: 41.177213,-111.929446
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