Beus Canyon Trail is a 7.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ogden, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
The Beus Canyon Trail is part of the Great Western Trail. The Beus Canyon segment runs from the east side of Ogden City up to a saddle just south of Mt Ogden Peak. The lower part of the trail is easy as it climbs to the mouth of Beus Canyon, where it intersects the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. The trail continues along Beus Creek until it reaches a small meadow where the canyon forks. This meadow is locally known as Fern Valley, for obvious reasons. From there the trail continues along the south fork of the stream and then climbs the ridge between Beus Canyon and Birch Canyon to the south. The trail continues to climb at a steep pitch as it goes north to the head of Beus Creek. From there, follow rock cairns to the saddle just south of Mount Ogden Peak.
Great hike, I love the views
Maybe I was on the wrong Beus Canyon Trail but Alltrails was showing it took me 7.1 miles to the top one way (another .4 up to the towers). I had never done this hike so I was anticipating about 5 miles to the top based off info I found on the internet. After reaching the towers I headed towards Snowbasins Needles Lodge by taking a small unnamed trail that branched off Bues Canyon and then dropped into Snowbasins trail system. From Needles Lodge I rode the gondola down and grabbed a bloody mary from the bar while waiting for my wife to pick me up! I can't say this was the most enjoyable hike but if you're in the mood to conquer Mt. Ogden then go for it!
Over grown a bit. Saw a few snakes on the south face, one was a rattler (heard it before I saw it, luckily). Good shade for the first half, then fairly exposed once you get on the south face. Good trail all the way up to Mt. Ogden. Interesting history.
It is such a beautiful trail!! There's lots of variation between steep parts of the trail and breaks.
I hiked this last weekend (4-15-16) and ran into some deep snow about 1.5 miles in. At 2 miles I turned around because I was falling about knee deep with every step. I was still enjoyed the hike and had some great views. I only ran into one other person when I was on my way out.
We went today and weather was 57 degrees in Ogden. Beautiful but only went halfway since the snow was melting and kept falling through and wearing shorts. Will go again and also will do a summer hike up here