Saturday, October 18, 2014

Northern Utah Autumn Foliage is Winding Down






This will be our last Fall Alert for the season (get ready for SNOW).  Although many leaves have fallen at higher elevations, there is still some nice color in Ogden Canyon and on the Valley floor. Enjoy the final days of autumn!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Utah Fall Color in Ogden Valley


Now we are talking!  A stroll into Middle Fork Swim Area (off Utah State Route 166 between Huntsville and Eden) will reward you with this view.

SPECIAL:
Jackson Fork Inn "Fall Color Get-A-Way" - A one night's stay with dinner and breakfast for a great price of $125.00 for two people - call (801) 745-0051 to redeem.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Reds are coming on!

 

 
The red colors in the Valley are finally coming on!  Still in patchwork fashion, but pretty nonetheless!  We took a hike on the Skyline Trail from Pineview Reservoir on Friday. Glorious!
 
Follow Powder Mountain and Snowbasin on Instagram or Facebook for color changes at the higher elevations.  On weekends, ride the gondola at Snowbasin to get up high fast!
 
Scenic Drive 1:  Ogden Canyon (Monte Cristo) (Utah State Route 39).  
Along this drive, you will see a few beautiful waterfalls. To get up Ogden Canyon, in Ogden take 12th Street and head Eastbound towards the mountains. It will take you right up the Canyon. You will reach Pineview Reservoir, Eden, and also a Monastary with gift shop east of Huntsville. From here you can head to Logan.
 
Scenic Drive 2:  Trapper's Loop. 
This scenic backway runs between Huntsville and Mountain Green along the eastern side of the Wasatch range. Like the Ogden River Scenic Byway, this route is also wonderful as the leaves change colors. This scenic routes can be combined with others on the map into a partial loop by traveling I-84 through the Weber Canyon, which is itself a very attractive route.
 
 
HOTLINE
The U.S Forest Service has set up an automated foliage hotline to help you decide where to go for a drive or photography. The number is 1-800-354-4595 (although as of today they are still reporting 2013 - we hope that gets updated soon!).  Visit www.fs.fed.us/fallcolors/2014 (for whole country), or jump to Unita-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Web Site and watch the short video.
 
Check out www.VisitOgdenValley.com with interactive maps for Lodging, Dining, Recreation and more.  Plan your trip to enjoy our cool mountain air and the colors of Autumn!
 
Ogden Valley Events Coming Up:
 
Snowbasin's Blues, Brews & BBQ - Free Summer Concert Series every Sunday through September 28th, 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM.
 
Live Music at Alpine Pizza & Pasta on Friday Nights; Ladies Night is Tuesdays
 
Live Music at Harley & Buck's on weekends
 
$2 Taco Tuesdays at Carlos and Harley's 11 AM - 9 PM.
 
Through Sept:   Ogden Valley Open Market.  Local produce, food and products. Musical entertainment.   Thursdays 5:30 PM to dusk.  Look for the marketplace sign next to Century 21 building at 2405 N. Hwy 158 in Eden. www.ogdenvalleyopenmarket.com
 
Sept 27:  Huntsville Marathon is a Boston Qualifier.  Run from Monte Cristo to Huntsville Park in Ogden Valley.  Cash prizes to overall full and half marathons for men and women, plus Utah Record Award.  10K, 5K and Children's Fun Run.www.huntsvilleutahmarathon.com.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Utah Fall Colors - Just a Little Hiking Gets you There


I did not even take my DSLR camera with me, and then came across this scene on a hike near Snowbasin Sunday.  Droid smartphone camera to the rescue!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Fall Colors and Snow on the Peaks!


The view from The Retreat, a new neighborhood in Eden, Wolf Creek Resort.  Colors are still changing - later than usual this year.  The snow in the peaks is an extra special treat. Time to get out and enjoy!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Colors are Still a Few Days in Coming


Although we can find pockets of color everywhere, the full bloom of autumn has not quite hit Ogden Valley.  This photo is coming down Wolf Canyon Trail (off Powder Mountain Road), looking at Ogden Valley.  You can see the trails of Wolf Mountain on the far hill at right.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Rainy Day Hike is Cool for Utah Leaf Peeping

 
Park near the Pineview Reservoir Dam and hike or bike up Wheeler Creek to Art Nord.
Pockets of color are starting to appear!