The popular hike to Mount Ogden from Beus Canyon

Tom’s Experience Climbing Mount Ogden from Beus Canyon:

Mount Ogden is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Ogden.

Ogden Hiking Trails

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.

Hiking in Ogden

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.

Ogden Mountains

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.

Ogden Summit

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.

Ogden Summit Trail

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.

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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

Summit:    41.199923,-111.882421

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Climb to Weber County’s highest point Willard Peak

Tom’s Experience climbing Willard Peak from Ben Lomond:

Willard Peak is the highest point in Weber County. Willard Peak elevation is 9,764.

Weber County High Point

There are two ways to get to Willard Peak. One from Inspiration Point and the other is by hiking to Ben Lomond and then traversing over to Willard Peak.

Hiking Willard Peak

From Ben Lomond you will follow the ridge and an easy trail down and over to Willard Peak. It is about 3 miles round trip from Ben Lomond to Willard and back. There is no trail that leads to the top so you must scramble up to it.

Willard Peak Hike

It was fairly easy class 2 scrambling if you picked your route well. Near the top there are a few cliff faces but anything too steep was easy to avoid. We ended up walking around to the north side of Willard Peak and scrambling our way to the top from there.

Willard Peak Summit

There were numerous mountain goats on the north side of Willard but they were cooling off in the shade of the trees below the trail and difficult to see without binoculars. Dogs are allowed here and should be able to make it to the summit without much of a problem.

Returning from Willard Peak

My favorite part of this trail was hiking from Willard back towards Ben Lomond. It was a bit of a climb but it was fun to look at Ben Lomond, the Uintas and Ogden City as we hiked.

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Trail Info: Take one of the numerous trails to Ben Lomond and right near the summit the trail will start to head north towards Willard Peak.


Top of Ben Lomond: 41.363187,-111.96075

Top of Willard Peak: 41.382992,-111.974102

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