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Mount Ogden via Beus Canyon Trail is a 11.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ogden, Utah that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 11.4 mi Elevation gain 4,442 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Hiking Nature trips Snowshoeing Running Forest River Views Wild flowers Wildlife Over grown
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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.

There is a parking area but no drinking water or restrooms.

The trailhead is located at the top of 4600 South, on the east side of Ogden. Follow the street east until the road curves south near the microwave towers. The trailhead is signed.

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Mallory McLane
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Absolutely gorgeous! But so windy and cold at the top and super unprepared for that. Worth the views!

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Kate Fowler
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Matthew Fadden
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Hard but worth it.

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Chandler Reed
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Matthew Tindall
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Ryan Moyer
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Larissa Adams
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Larissa Adams
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Jill Zdenek
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Fantastic views at the top of Mount Ogden. I didn’t wear pants though, and my legs took quite the beating, just like others said! Bring lots of water too. Great hike.

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Brad Crook
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Easy to miss the last switchback over Brush creek before ascending the adjacent mountain side. not too much cover one out of the canyon, so bring plenty of water and sunscreen. I took 3 liters, and it wasn't enough. great view of Snowbasin Ski resort on the other side.

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Patricia Vique
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Great trail.

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Rick Allison
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lance C
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Amazing hike. steep throughout

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Rodger Sayles
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Nick St. John
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Made it to the summit of Mount Ogden! The hike took about 7 hours and saw one other person on the trail. I’m happy I read the comment below before going because parts are an absolute must. Also try to start early if you can. Sun exposure can drain you quickly on this hike. Luckily I didn’t see any rattlesnakes but I know they’re out there! Tons of water is necessary. Have fun!

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Rodger Sayles
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awesome!!

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Jared Sano
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Amazing hike. Started in Beus canyon, went to the the peak, then took the little-traveled trail to Malan's Peak. There was a couple of miles of bushwhacking a faint trail from the saddle to Malan's Basin. There are some carns along the way that help with navigating. I highly recommend wearing pants...legs took quite the beating. We logged 12.5 miles going up Beus and down Malan's Peak to the shoreline trail on 27th street. Took 7+ hours. Amazing hike!

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David Spackman
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Hiked all the way to Mt Ogden peak and it was 12.7 mile round trip. Tail head marker said 5.9 to saddle which is accurate. Be prepared for a 5+ hour hike. Middle section has a lot of brush so I recommend long pants. Saw two rattlesnakes at higher elevation. Snow is really no problem if you get off the trail and walk along the flatter ridge. Great training hike for the Grand Canyon rim to rim run I plan to do this fall, but honestly, getting to Mt Ogden via Malans is more direct.

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Stacy Matthews
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Beautiful trail. I will be doing this one again when the snow melts a bit more. We attempted to keep going to where Malans intersects with Beus but snow turned us around.. should have brought spikes. Enjoyed the views and it made for a good adventure.

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Scott Wallace
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(5/16/2020) Not sure where the 6.8 miles comes from. It's a solid 11 miles RT to the peak. There's still snow on the ridge. We had to scramble in a few spots but it's still manageable, even without spikes. My shins have a few scrapes from all the brush, but it's still worth it to wear shorts IMO.

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David Bargen
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Extremely difficult .5 miles to the BST. Lots of large rocks which made it difficult to climb. We hiked a lot pushing the bikes. Not the end of the world, we still had fun and combined it with the BST.

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Brandi Jo
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Beautiful! Watch your step came across 5 rattle snakes on the trail

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Jake Watkins
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First half of the trail is nice with shade. Second half has almost no shade. Expect your legs to get scratched up on the last part. The actual Beus trail goes beyond what the recording says. I kept going almost to the top of Mt. Ogden. Lots of snow up there.

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Cove Owens
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First half of the trail was through a beautiful forest area following alongside a creek, which lead up into a little meadow valley. This half of the trail was perfect for trail running. Second half crawls along the mountainside, with rockier terrain and lots of little critters. The trees thin out at this point, so be sure to have the correct sun protection. I found that the last fourth of the trail to be a bit of a nuisance, due to the thick brush on either side of you — if you plan on doing the full trail, I’d highly recommend wearing the appropriate pants. I wore shorts and got a little scraped up.

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Brady Herbert
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If you keep pressing up to Mt Ogden, you will hit a huge snow wall. We called it and turned back.

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