Logan's Setting and Activities
Logan is a town of approximately 50,000 nestled in the heart of the Cache Valley in northern Utah. Logan is a little more than an hour's drive from Salt Lake City but has the advantages of a smaller mountain town only minutes away from breath-taking views and backcountry fun.
Photo sphere of Logan in May 2016 taken by Difei Yao for Google Maps.
Recreational opportunities abound in Logan. Many of the more popular winter and early spring activities include cross-country, back-country, and downhill skiing. Beaver Mountain and Cherry Peak, the local downhill resorts, offer downhill terrain for those of all skill levels. For real "powder-heads" who don't mind the approach, world-class backcountry powder is waiting for you at several locations such as Steam Mill Peak, Blind Hollow, and Swan Peak. For nordic skiing enthusiast who are looking for a good workout, or just a quick ski after class, try some of the hotspots such as Green Canyon, Temple Fork, and Sink Hollow.
Late spring, summer, and fall offer some of the best opportunites to enjoy other activities such as hiking and mountain biking. Here is a photo of some grad students on the Crimson Trail on a beautiful fall afternoon. Bonneville Shoreline Trail offers expansive vistas of Cache Valley as well. Mountain biking is also very popular, and trails range from beginner to advanced – if you are just getting started take a quick spin on the River Trail, or if you are after that real rock-hopping, downhill adrenaline rush, head up to Logan Peak or up Steel Hollow. If being on the road is more your style, head out and get ready for hard ride up the canyon to Bear Lake, or enjoy a ride towards the base of the Wellsville Mountains.
If you are looking for a cultural experience you may want to try heading to the Ellen Eccles Theatre (photo), the Caine Lyric Theatre, or one of the university's various venues. If classic cinema tempts you, check out the Utah Theatre. If it is a Thursday or Friday night and you are aching to hear some local tunes, head over to Sultans' Tavern, The White Owl, or WhySound?.