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North of Salt Lake City Travel Guide

Plan Your North of Salt Lake City Vacation

When most people think of Utah, they picture the red-rock crags and canyons of the south, but the north, with its cattail marshes and pasturelands framed by the gray cliffs of the Wellsville Mountains and the Bear River Range, has its own kind of beauty—without the throngs of tourists you'll encounter in the south.

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Ski Ogden Park City gets the accolades, but locals know that the snow is just as good, the slopes less crowded, and the prices much more reasonable at Snowbasin, Powder Mountain, and Wolf Mountain. The most memorable moments on skis in the 2002 Winter Olympics happened here, not in Park City.
  2. Hill Air Force Base One of Utah's largest employers, the base provides worldwide logistics support for America's F-16s and A-10s. Look for Hill's fighters crisscrossing the skies, or get up close with more than 70 air- and spacecraft at the Hill Aerospace Museum.
  3. Brigham City Peach Days America's best county fairs have nothing on this weekend-long celebration of Brigham City's most important crop. Peach Days is representative of the state's relatively unknown agricultural industry, which also features raspberries, cherries, melons, and corn; 30,000 attendees can't be wrong.
  4. Historic 25th Street Once home to brothels and unsavory rail-side establishments, the community has banded together to revitalize 25th street with art galleries, museums, restaurants, and several unique shops. Downtown Ogden also has one of minor-league baseball's most beautiful ballparks.
  5. Bear Lake A favorite retreat on the Utah-Idaho border during the hot summer months, this modestly developed lake has a reputation for cold, clear water, and the best raspberry shakes in America.

When To Go

When to Go

Northern Utah offers four seasons of outdoor fun, just be prepared for hot summer days and extremely cold winter nights. Spring brings vistas of verd...

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