Beautiful Cache Valley
Logan, Utah, is located approximately 90 miles northeast of Salt Lake City. From remote areas accessible only to hearty backpackers, to beautiful views enjoyed on a leisurely walk, Utah's wide, open spaces are a patchwork of scenic, recreational, and historic venues.
Logan Canyon Scenic Byway
This byway begins at the mouth of Logan Canyon, just east of the city of Logan, in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. The 41-mile road winds through a parade of towering cliffs, glacial cirques, and natural springs and waterfalls. The climb from 4,700 feet to 7,800 feet at the canyon's summit is rewarded by a sweeping view of Bear Lake.
Logan Canyon's abundance of scenic trails make hiking a delight to all. Spring Hollow is located about 6.5 miles up the canyon and is an easy ½ mile walk to one of the region's most photographed rivers. Another trail winds its way to the 1,500 year-old Jardine Juniper tree. A one-mile hike to the Wind Cave is an outstanding example of a series of arches and rooms formed by wind and ice erosion.
Many popular biking routes are located in this region, offering all levels of terrain. Rides take you through forested canopies, near rivers and lakes, and through interesting limestone outcroppings. Bike rental is available at local bike shops.
Bear Lake, nicknamed "Caribbean of the Rockies" for its unique blue color, is Utah's second largest freshwater lake at 20 miles long and 8 miles wide. Personal watercraft, sailboats, and ski boats can be rented locally while activities such as caving and enjoying fresh raspberry milkshakes can be enjoyed throughout the summer.
If you are interested in activities for families/children, the American West Heritage Center, Stokes Nature Center, or Hardware Ranch provide experiences unique to the Cache Valley.
Yellowstone National Park is located 245 miles or approximately 5 hours’ drive time from Logan. The website http://www.nps.gov/yell/ offers more details, including information on the Grand Tetons. Parks within the state of Utah include Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion. Take advantage of your time in the area and explore all that Utah has to offer! Visit http://www.utah.com/nationalparks/ for more information.