Northern Utah has two main highways: I–15 running north–south and Highway 89 running northeast–southwest. The latter is a national scenic byway, and the hour's drive between Logan and Bear Lake will reward you with breathtaking vistas and plenty of places to pull off for a picnic. Off the main highways, roads range from well-paved multilane blacktop routes to barely graveled backcountry trails. If you're going to venture off the beaten track at all, it's a good idea to have a four-wheel-drive vehicle or at least a truck with high clearance. Deer, elk, and even bobcats may try to cross a road just as you come along, so watch for wildlife on the highways. In rural and resort towns, expect gas prices to be considerably higher than in large cities. The following Highway Patrol offices are open weekdays from 8:30 to 5.
Utah Highway Patrol Logan Office. 1225 W. Valley View, Suite 350, Logan, Utah, 84321. 435/752–1110; www.publicsafety.utah.gov.
Utah Highway Patrol Ogden Office. 461 Stewart St., Ogden, Utah, 84404. 801/393–1136; www.publicsafety.utah.gov.
Utah Road Condition Information. 511; 866/511–8824; udot.utah.gov/traffic.