Fly-fishing on the Logan River
Off-road adventure in an RZR utility vehicle at Beaver Creek Lodge
Mormon Temple built by Pioneers
Colorful storefronts on a tree-lined downtown street
Autumn colors at sunrise
The Old Main Building at Utah State University with a snow-capped mountain backdrop
The Wellsville Mountains, providing a beautiful backdrop
Family horseback riding trip in Logan Canyon
A musical theater performance during the Utah Festival Opera
Rock climbing with views of Cache Valley
Outdoor adventures and Western culture, found perfectly off-the-beaten path
Stroll through downtown Logan with its charming cafes, storefronts with character and unique specialty shops. Check out the Mormon pioneer tabernacle, three historic theaters, and the Bluebird Restaurant, the longest running restaurant in the state complete with an old-time soda fountain.
Foodies will find a lot to love here: Explore the Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market every Saturday morning at the historic courthouse mid-May through mid-October, dine at an array of locally owned restaurants, or take a self-guided Foodie Trek and Signature Products Tour. Visit food production facilities for famous cheese, ice cream, Caffe Ibis coffee, Pepperidge Farm cookies, Cox honey, Lower Meats, hand-dipped chocolates and more. Other unique products include handmade soaps and lotions, pajamas and socks.
Old West Scenery
Just five minutes from downtown, find the lush forests of Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway where you can hike, picnic, mountain bike, canoe, fish, bird watch, ski, snowmobile, horseback ride and rock climb. The 69-kilometer drive features dramatic limestone cliffs and forested canopies all leading to the breathtaking turquoise waters of Bear Lake.
Imagine this landscape as the pioneers saw it at the American West Heritage Center, a 65-hectare outdoor living history museum. Experience the Old West hands-on and learn about mountain men, farmers and adventurers. Watch the blacksmith at work, take a wagon or pony ride, throw hatchets, see the bison, make arts and crafts, and listen to stories, music and more.
Winter Sports Wonderland
In the colder months, take a sleigh or wagon ride through a herd of up to 600 elk at Hardware Ranch Elk Refuge. Hit the slopes at Beaver Mountain Ski Resort, the longest running family-owned ski resort in the USA. There are plenty of runs for all skill levels, and the friendly skiers will start to feel like family. Cherry Peak, Utah’s newest ski and snowboard resort, boasts a thrilling 177-meter tubing hill with a moving sidewalk to get you easily back to the top. At Beaver Creek Lodge, walk straight out of your cozy room and jump into some of the best snowmobiling in the USA. Take a guided tour or venture on your own across more than 480 kilometers of groomed trails.
A Touch of Drama
Each summer, Logan becomes Utah’s Heart of the Arts when the award-winning Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre welcomes than 300 performers straight from New York City and Broadway to present famed works such as Barber of Seville, The Secret Garden, Into the Woods and Amazing Grace alongside concerts, backstage tours, breakfast with the stars and academy classes. Ticket prices are affordable, the scenery and costumes are spectacular, and the performances are brilliant. Right around the corner is the 1913 Caine Lyric Theatre, home of the Lyric Repertory Company, one of the only true remaining repertory companies in the nation. The same lead performers star in a rotating schedule featuring a musical, a mystery, a drama and a comedy. Nearby, the newly restored 1924 Utah Theatre hosts live performances and classic movies.
The Bluebird Restaurant is Utah's longest running restaurant. It's got an old-time soda fountain and has been serving up deliciousness since 1914.
Utah State University has had an ice cream making operation since the 1920s. The famous agricultural school (home of the Aggies) uses milk straight from cows they raise themselves.
Logan is home to Beaver Mountain Ski Resort, the oldest family-owned resort in the nation.
Photo: Travis Seeholzer