A road trip to the most popular Northern Utah destinations might include motoring up Logan Canyon — loaded with high alpine scenery, campsites, and hiking and biking trails — to Bear Lake for boating and summer festivals. Train buffs can travel west after a stop in Brigham City to Promontory where the driving of the historic Golden Spike linked America by rail. The nearby Sprial Jetty on the Great Salt Lake is an internationally known land art destination. Ogden's Union Station has a railroad museum, as well, part of an historic downtown scene with great local dining, bars, shopping and a busy event calendar.
Head south from Ogden or Logan and visit the Hill Aerospace Museum that boasts a collection of planes and aviation memorabilia. On the way south through Davis County, look west and you can't miss the Great Salt Lake, and you'll want to check it out via Antelope Island State Park. A causeway from Syracuse will take you to the island where you can view wildlife ranging from shorebirds to bison.
Of course, you're never far from other popular Utah destinations, such as the Wasatch Mountains where we ski, snowboard, hike, bike, and camp to our hearts' delight. The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest covers 2.1 million acres of mountains and valleys in Northern Utah with small patches in neighboring Idaho and Wyoming. In northeastern Utah, the High Uintas Wilderness traverses UWCNF and the neighboring Ashley National Forest and invites exploration on horseback or with backpacks and fishing rods. In the eastern part of the state you can sneak a peek at Utah's Dinosaur past at sites near Vernal or catch trophy trout at Flaming Gorge and the Green River.
Download a printable PDF of the national parks in northern Utah and add them to your vacation itinerary for the ultimate Northern Utah experience.