Ogden River Scenic Byway

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Ogden River Scenic Byway is a 19.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Ogden, Utah that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

19.2 miles
590 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly




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Ogden River Scenic Byway travels in the heart of the Wasatch Cache National Forest. The byway starts out in the narrow Ogden canyon and ends in the small town of Woodruff. Along this byway you will get to see waterfalls, forests, rivers, summits and much more. The scenic byway travels through narrow Ogden Canyon, around the shores of Pineview Reservoir, and climbs to Monte Cristo Summit. From the summit, the byway begins its descent to end in the community of Woodruff. Spectacular views of Monte Cristo Peak come into view as the byway traveler approaches the summit. Travelers are taken through a diverse landscape; from sagebrush covered hills in lower elevations to forests of Engelmann spruce, Douglas fir, and stands of aspen.

scenic driving
2 months ago

This drive had a ton to offer. Beautiful lakes and reservoirs, an easy to access waterfall and just gorgeous mountain scenery all throughout the drive.

scenic driving
10 months ago

We drove this at night, which really does defeat the purpose. Driving this road the first time at night is a bit intimidating if you're not used to windy roads. There was also road construction in a few parts which made the shoulder very narrow. There are other parts of the stretch that naturally have a very low shoulder and signs mentioned not to walk or bike on the side. Hope we can go back again in the daytime!

scenic driving
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Drive this one a couple times every year. My grandfather grew up near Randolph, and it's interesting seeing the family name on street signs and ranch entrances. It's a great drive, with fantastic locations to visit on both sides.


scenic driving
Monday, April 27, 2015

This is a great drive especially in the fall. This is my favorite way to Wyoming if I'm not in a hurry. If not in a huge hurry I like to do a loop from here around to Bear Lake and back though Logan Canyon.

scenic driving
Sunday, April 26, 2015

Was on my way to some scout training and decided to drive the byway. I was only able to drive the bottom half of this byway but it was sure a beautiful drive and as soon so the road open to get over Monte Cristo I will drive the entire byway.

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