Beus Canyon Trail

HARD 91 reviews

Beus Canyon Trail is a 6.8 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.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2936 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

over grown

snow

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.

1 month ago

no matter the season this is always an amazing worthwhile hike

hiking
2 months ago

Good hike. Will try again in the Spring.

hiking
3 months ago

I love this trail! Indescribably beautiful in the winter and not a soul in sight! ❤️

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful and peaceful! Got stopped by snow after 2 miles. Not deep, but I’m not equipped for snow and it was getting slick. Someday I hope to make it to the top!

5 months ago

It took me three tries to complete this hike from trailhead to Snow Basin. First two times I was stopped by the snow and third time finished but ran out of water. Took the gondola down from the top and called for a ride from there. Beautiful hike but second half is completely open with no trees or shade. I did this hike in early September. If I did it again, I would wait until late September or early October.

6 months ago

Didn’t go far in but enjoyed the hike. Sunday was quiet but parking is limited.

hiking
6 months ago

Such a gorgeous hike. It was hard and I only was able to go up about 3/4 a mile due to time but I loved it.

hiking
6 months ago

This trails is on my favorites list. So beautiful!

hiking
7 months ago

My lady friend and I hike up Beus to the top of Mt Ogden, then down Malan Canyon down to 27th street. Holy Moly! Will be an all-time hike. Tough but rewarding. The decent down Malan is crazy. We ran out of water above the old Malan settlement. Thankfully found water about an hour later at the spring below Malan. Water is pouring from the mountain and you will hear the waterfall. It's just a little off the main trail. We had an adventure for the books! 11.5 miles, 4500' of vert.

8 months ago

Pretty difficult trail, I think we got off the trail a little bit but it was beautiful at the top and worth it!! Oh yea a lot of brush and overgrow!!

hiking
8 months ago

So fun and absolutely beautiful!!

hiking
9 months ago

A lot of fun! The trail is overgrown in places, but don't let that deter you. Once you get above the timberline, you are traversing a beautiful alpine meadow with flowers and waterfalls. The view from the top is also great! Bring plenty of water, your total trip will at least take 5.5-6hrs.

9 months ago

What a hike! I was exhausted after we completed this hike but it was so worth it. It took about five hours to complete the hike and the gondola ride down to the parking lot was a life saver. Great way to see how in shape you are.

11 months ago

I got stopped by snow almost at the end. I love this different trail! I did see a large rattlesnake on the way back down. I wish people would keep there dogs on leash!

hiking
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Great hike. Sweet views. Still really snowy. The last mile or so - don't go unless you have snow shoes, or a hiking stick/pole. It gets pretty steep and slippery on the snow. Would love to do it in the summer.

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

This is a good hike!

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Took this trail to the top of Mount Ogden last fall. The views were awesome. It's a long hike but worth it if you're in to that sort of thing.

hiking
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

This trail is amazing. I had a great time conquering Mount Ogden. It was challenging and really overgrown at points. I had to crawl under and climb over a lot of brush. Still a whole lot of snow once you get near the peak. Stay safe/have fun.

hiking
Thursday, March 09, 2017

Great trail. Unremittingly up!!

snowshoeing
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

this is a fun, yet challenging hike/snowshoeing trail.

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

Great hike, I love the views

hiking
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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.

hiking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

It is such a beautiful trail!! There's lots of variation between steep parts of the trail and breaks.

hiking
Friday, April 22, 2016

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.

hiking
Saturday, February 27, 2016

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

Monday, October 19, 2015

Hiked to the top of mt Ogden. The views are beautiful. The hike gets pretty strenuous at times but it's totally worth it.

paddle sports
Friday, June 26, 2015

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hiking
Saturday, June 13, 2015

Great Trail - started at 5:30 am with a group of 12, took the more advanced hikers about 3 hours to get to the top. Saw some deer along the trail. After we summited Mt. Ogden we hiked over to Needles Lodge and relaxed with some chocolate milk and a cookie and then took the gondola down to a waiting car in the snow basin parking lot.

hiking
Saturday, June 13, 2015

Great trail! Having the cool stream running next to you was really nice with how hot it was. It was a somewhat long hike, but worth heading all the way up to the Mt. Ogden summit!

hiking
Friday, May 29, 2015

Great trail! It was a long hike but definitely worth it. I really enjoyed hiking next to the river for the first 3-4 miles. There was still snow at the top, so I was glad I had my trekking poles to help me through the knee deep snow. I made it all the way to the top and had a wonderful lunch on the helicopter pad at the radio tower. The view from the peak was well worth the hike. Overall, I would say this has been one of my favorite hikes I've done.

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