From the iconic sights of its five big national parks to rarely seen slot canyons, the Beehive State is a place where you can find any adventure that suits you. There’s deep snow in the Wasatch, backpacking in wilderness areas like the Uintas and the red rock expanses of the Colorado Plateau, singletrack and trout streams everywhere and the chance to get off the grid on back roads and at secluded camp spots. But that’s not all: Utah’s a gathering place for those who love the outdoor lifestyle. So when it’s time to relax you are never too far from world-class food and beverages, accommodations and the company of like-minded souls. Read on to find out how to maximize your next Utah adventure in some of our favorite spots in the state.
Nestled in Cache Valley in the northeastern region of the state, Logan, Utah, has garnered a well-earned reputation as as an outdoor hot spot for mountain maniacs who bask in its abundant recreational paradise.
A visit to Logan will make you appreciate its unbelievable proximity to so many outdoor adventures. A quick 10-minute drive will take you from historic downtown Logan to the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway serves up 43 miles of uncrowded terrain and stunning scenery featuring dramatic limestone cliffs, colorful fields of wildflowers and the Logan River.
This unspoiled land offers a wealth of outdoor activities such as climbing, biking, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, boating and snowsports adventures. There are several hundred rock climbing sport routes, mountain biking trails and a seemingly endless array of hiking trails with impossibly beautiful views.
Need a break from recreating? Take in a show. Logan is known as Utah’s “Heart of Arts,” so it’s a great place to catch a live performance. During the summer the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre hosts over 140 performances and events. These high-caliber shows bring in talent from New York City for productions like Newsies, Mary Poppins, and The Marriage of Figaro. The Logan Tabernacle holds free concerts every Monday through Friday at noon from Memorial Day through mid-August.
Logan also has an array of unique and affordable locally owned restaurants, including Angie’s Restaurant. A local’s favorite, Angie’s makes everything from scratch. Try the Kitchen Sink—a banana split on steroids. If you finish it, you’ll get a bumper sticker that says so and bragging rights. Want something fancier? Don’t miss Le Nonne. This Italian restaurant features an executive chef who was actually born and raised in Tuscany and each bite proves it.
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