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Ogden Travel Guide

Sports and the Outdoors

More than 250 mi of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding surround the Ogden area, and the scenic roads are perfect for road biking. The Weber and Ogden rivers provide high-adventure rafting and kayaking, and even a free downtown white-water park. Eleven public courses await golfers, and Olympic-caliber skiing is just up the canyon.

Baseball

Considered one of the best minor-league ballparks in America, Lindquist Field should be on every fan's itinerary. You'll quickly see why it's also considered the best view in baseball. The Raptors are a Dodgers' farm club, and play "rookie ball" from June to August. 2330 Lincoln Ave., Ogden, UT, 84401. 801/393–2400. www.ogden-raptors.com. $5–$10.

Bicycling

Joey DeGrado has operated Olde Salt Bike Shoppe on historic 25th Street since 2004, offering tune-ups on all bikes and selling cruisers, vintage bikes, and electric bikes. He'll even rent you one if you want to explore more of Ogden or the surrounding areas. 105 25th St., Ogden, UT, 84401. 801/334–6500. www.oldesaltbikes.com. Tues.–Sat. 10–6.

Golf

For complete information about Ogden area golf courses, contact the Ogden Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The 18-hole Ben Lomond Golf Course has a serene setting with Wasatch Mountains views. 1800 N. Rte. 89, Harrisville, UT, 84404. 801/782–7754.

While playing 18 holes at the city-owned Mount Ogden Golf Course, try not to let the stunning view of Ogden Valley distract you. Golf Digest called this one of the "Best Places to Play in America." 1787 Constitution Way, Ogden, UT, 84403. 801/629–0699.

Just minutes from downtown Ogden, the 18 holes of the Schneiter's Riverside Golf Course wind along the scenic Weber River. 5460 S. Weber Dr., Ogden, UT, 84405. 801/399–4636.

Hiking

From an urban stroll along the Ogden River Parkway to a challenging hike on the Beus Canyon Trail to the summit of Mount Ogden, hikes in the Ogden area provide something for everyone. Most of the trail system is connected in some way to the North–South Bonneville Shoreline Trail, a pathway following the high mark of prehistoric Lake Bonneville along the Wasatch Front. An excellent resource for detailed trail information is Weber Pathways, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and maintaining nonmotorized pathways in Weber County. Ogden, UT. 801/393–2304. www.weberpathways.org.

Rafting

On the Weber River at Exchange Road and 24th Street, Ogden's Kayak Rodeo Park offers great rides for kayakers and thrilling action for spectators. Try to negotiate the Olympic-style slalom gates if you think it looks easy. Ogden, UT. www.ogden.travel/visitors_outdoor_kayak.asp. Free.

For a white-water adventure the whole family can enjoy, try rafting the Weber River on a tour with Park City Rafting. The relatively gentle two-hour trip ($39 per person) is a great way to experience a rugged canyon, and there are several mild rapids (Class II–III) for excitement. All equipment is provided. 1105 N. Taggert La., Morgan, UT, 84060. 435/655–3800. www.parkcityrafting.com. Mid-May–mid-Sept.

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