Ogden River Scenic Byway is a 38.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.