Things to Do
American West Heritage Center
This 160-acre living history center shows visitors what life was like in the Cache Valley between 1820 and 1920. You’ll find hands-on learning experiences to get to know the Native Americans, mountain men and pioneers who made the region home.
Cache Valley Cheese & Dairy Festival
An annual celebration launched in September 2021 honoring Cache Valley’s dairy heritage. The event features dairy sampling booths, demonstrations on milking and butter churning, a “Best Cheesecake in Cache Valley” contest, along with food trucks and live music.
Ellen Eccles Theatre
The Ellen Eccles Theatre is operated by the Cache Valley Center for the Arts and serves as the center of artistic activity in the Cache Valley. It opened in 1923 as the Capitol Theater but was nearly abandoned after years of neglect. A restoration in 1993 returned the building to its former glory, and it now welcomes Broadway productions, national touring artists and local performers. In the summer, it hosts the Utah Festival Opera, which brings world-famous performers to the area.
Located in the Blacksmith Fork Canyon in northern Utah, the Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area has a wide variety of animals and is a popular destination for wildlife viewing, hunting and fishing. Throughout the winter, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources feeds 500 to 600 Rocky Mountain Elk near the visitors center each day. You can see the elk as well as learn more about them and other wildlife through exhibits and interactive displays in the visitors center.
Outdoor lovers will be drawn to the incredible opportunities available in Logan Canyon, which stretches from the Cache Valley to Bear Lake. You’ll find rugged peaks, alpine lakes and unspoiled views that make this area an excellent spot for hiking, biking, climbing and camping. Choose from dozens of different hiking trails, including the Wind Caves, which features a natural arch and a large cavern to explore. The sparsely used roads also make this a popular destination for cyclists, who will find routes for all abilities and interests.
Logan Fine Art Gallery
The Cache Valley’s largest gallery features work from the top artists and sculptors in the region. It holds a juried salon each year as well as ongoing classes and workshops for members of the community.
Cache Valley features snowmobile trails with climbs to 9,000 feet above sea level, forested canyons and powder-filled meadows. The northern Utah snowmobile experience is both epic and easily accessible. The Hardware Ranch Snowmobile Complex features groomed trails through the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. You can also ride the Peter Sink Trail, an uncrowded gem through open fields and rolling hills. The Logan Canyon Snowmobile Complex offers 180 miles of groomed trails, including the highly rated Tony Grove Trail and Beaver Creek Trail. If you are renting snowmobiles from Beaver Creek Lodge, you can hit the trails right out the door.
Zootah at Willow Park
See more than 100 different species of animals at this family-favorite destination. Lemurs, red fox, coyotes, elk, bald eagles, deer and bobcats are just some of the creatures that call this place home. In Willow Park, you’ll find a picnic area and playground equipment to enjoy as well.
Best Hiking Trails
Deep Canyon Trail
Located southwest of Logan, the Wellsville Mountains are considered by some to be the steepest mountains in the world, which can be both a blessing and curse for hikers. The 17 miles of trails in the Wellsville Mountains Wilderness Area include routes to the Wellsville Cone (9,356 feet) and Box Elder Peak (9,372 feet). For hikers looking for a challenge, the Deep Canyon Trail rises 3,000 feet in just three miles to a saddle at 8,120 feet. The route may be tough, but the views are spectacular.
Highline Canal Trail
Located just outside of Logan, this 3.4-mile trail offers sweeping views of the Wellsville Mountains, Utah State, First Dam and the Logan Temple.
Temple Fork Sawmill Trail
This 5.8-mile trail along the Temple Fork Creek takes you to the site of the sawmill that was built in 1877 to provide lumber for the town of Logan. The mill burned down in 1886, but you can still see its remnants, along with some pioneer cabins.
Tony Grove Lake
Located at about 8,100 feet in elevation, Tony Grove Lake is considered one of the crown jewels of the Bear River Range. In the summer, take advantage of the numerous hiking trails to see wildflowers and impressive views of the lake. The 4.5-mile White Pine Lake Trail is one of the most popular.
Beaver Mountain Resort
Beaver Mountain Resort sits in the northeast corner of Utah with 828 acres of prime mountain terrain. This is a great ski resort near Logan, Utah and Idaho.
Opened in 2014, Cherry Peak is Utah's newest ski area. It is located just 15 miles from Logan, near the Idaho border. The family-owned, nearly 400-acre resort, features three triple chairlifts, a comprehensive snowmaking infrastructure and a 1.25 mile-long run.
Places to Stay
Beaver Creek LodgeLocated in Logan Canyon about 27 miles east of Logan, the Beaver Creek Lodge offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for guests to enjoy, including horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking and riding ATVs.
Flats Luxury SuitesLocated in Logan, Flats Luxury Suites is a sleek and modern hotel across from historic Tabernacle Square.
Old Rock Church Bed & BreakfastBuilt in 1869, this old stone meeting house known as the Old Rock Church in Providence, Utah, has become the centerpiece of a charming bed and breakfast. The modern rooms are on a wing attached to the old church, and the mix of comfortable modern with historic touches are perfect for a romantic getaway.
Annual EventsThe Cache Valley hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including the Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous in March, Baby Animal Days in May, the Summerfest Arts Faire in June and the Logan City Marathon in September.
High Art & Hometown Americana
There’s no shortage of fun things to do in Logan, Utah. From theatre to arts and crafts to unique dining, we have your Logan guide. Check it out!
Fishing Logan River
The Logan River offers vast swaths of fisherman access, inordinate insect hatches and a fantastic fly-fishing ambiance for brown, rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout.
The Logan area hosted the Shoshone tribe’s ancestral hunting for thousands of years and is still home to great examples of early Mormon pioneer architecture, including the Temple and Tabernacle.
5 Utah Music Festivals Adding a Soundtrack to Your Road Trip
Music is deeply entrenched in Utah's cultural lifestyle. For example, read about Utah's capital, Salt Lake City, and you'll soon discover it's one of a handful of cities its size that is home to a professional ballet, symphony and opera, alongside multiple theater companies, dance companies, America's choir and so much more. Music is as much a part of Utah's landscape as our iconic mountains and arches. Discover some of Utah's music festivals here.
5 Utah Theaters Reviving Art, History and Architecture
Utah has a rich catalog of beautiful and historic buildings, each telling the unique story of its former inhabitants. But for history buffs and architecture lovers, few buildings can rival the drama and lore of old picture palaces and opera houses.
7 Utah Artisan Cheeses to Try Now
Taste delicious hand-crafted Beehive Cheese from Utah dairies at farmers markets, restaurants and specialty shops. Visit Utah and find your favorite artisanal cheese.
8 Utah Hikes for Leaf Peeping and Natural Splendor
When the leaves change, road trips through Utah’s mountains and forests take on a colorful new glow. Unlike their well-trodden counterparts on the East Coast, Utah’s fall foliage and trails are less well known among the broader leaf-peeping community.
A Journey Through Utah’s Contemporary Artscapes
Consider visual art attractions as you’re planning your Beehive State travel itinerary.
A Local’s Guide to Logan: Northern Utah’s Outdoor Adventure College Town
Logan is teeming with some of the best arts, food and outdoor adventure opportunities in the state. Whether you’re passing through or just looking for new places to explore, here are some of the best ways to experience Logan.
Bear Lake Monster Winterfest
It all started decades ago with the “Cisco Disco” and has grown to include a polar plunge, chili cookoff and winter festival known as the Bear Lake Monster Winterfest.
Discovering the Quiet Beauty of Hyrum Lake State Park
Spend some time at Hyrum Reservoir and you’ll discover that crisp clear water and a spot on the grass are all you really need for a relaxing getaway. Throw in pristine mountain views and a shady spot to set up camp and consider your summer vacation plans as good as done.
Full Power Flour
The relationship between the farmer, the miller and the baker are key to the success of Central Milling’s organic mission.
Get Your Spook On: Northern Utah's Most Haunted Places
Looking for a different kind of adventure? One seemingly outside the realms of possibility? Here are some of Utah’s most haunted places.
How to Visit Utah’s Most-Visited Forest
The Wasatch Front mountain range offers endless amounts of recreational activity. Learning how to visit responsibly will enhance your overall experience.
Nourished by the Land: A Shoshone Perspective
Darren Parry learned from his grandmother about the plants, places and worldview that sustained their Shoshone ancestors.
Slide Ridge Finds the Sweet Spot
Even in the Beehive State, ingenuity is required to raise honeybees and support a thriving honey business.
Staying Safe in Wildfire Country
As you’re packing your bags for that Utah camping or river trip you’ve been looking forward to all winter, take a moment to brush up on some fire safety tips.
Top Ski Towns in Utah
The best ski towns in Utah tout easy access to The Greatest Snow on Earth®, along with lively culture, fine dining and off-mountain activities.
Two for the Price of One: Exploring the Snowmobile Trails of Northern Utah
Snowmobiling is one of the most popular winter sports in Northern Utah, thanks to an abundance of snow, trails, and easy access. Here are the details on local pros who can help get you the gear or guide your adventure.
Utah Food Trails - Honey, Fruit, Burgers & More
Discover Utah's food trails — gastronomic adventures highlighting the best of Utah's home-grown culinary goodness.
Utah's Dairy Dynasty
The history of this ‘holey’ cheesemaking champion is anchored by Cache Valley’s rich family agriculture traditions.
Utah's Kid Ski Culture
Utah is happy to help you support your future skier or rider, and make things fun for parents, too. Read our guide to teaching kids to ski and plan a trip.