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Designation: Utah State Scenic Byway
Fees: There are no fees along the byway proper. There a
Length, One-Way: 44 Miles (73.33 Kilometers)
Time: 1-2 hours, depending on road conditions

General Information

Description - This beautiful byway, beginning at the mouth of Ogden Canyon winds through 44 miles of Utah's most beautiful mountains and countryside. Rock walls and tree-covered mountainsides line the roadway that follows the Ogden River to Pineview Dam. Small islands dot the man-made reservoir and surrounding fields are either shades of green or snow-white. The magnificent Wasatch Mountain Range stretches heavenward and the mountains cradle the reservoir and small communities through which the byway passes in their gentle valleys.

Attractions - The Ogden River Scenic Byway is known for it's Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Directions from : How to get to the byway:

  • From Salt Lake take I-15 north toward Ogden. In northern Ogden take exit 347 (12th St) east and follow 12th St. to the mouth of Ogden Canyon, where the byway begins.
  • From the Idaho border north, follow I-15 south to exit 347 and follow above directions.
  • From downtown Ogden, get on Harrison Blvd. And follow it north to where it intersects with 12th St. and turns east into the canyon. There is a sign designating the beginning of the byway.
  • The byway itself: The byway begins at the mouth of Ogden Canyon at the intersection of Harrison Blvd. and 12th St. Follow 12th St. (SR 39) east into the Canyon. At the end of the canyon, where the road splits around Pineview Reservoir, take the right branch, following the state scenic byway sign. Stay on that road till 1st South (SR 39 east) in Huntsville. Turn right on 1st South and follow that road to the byway's end.

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    Additional Information:
    Utah Scenic Byways - Utah's Scenic Byway Program is comprised of 27 routes that showcase Utah's splendor; from slick rock canyons and pristine deserts to majestic mountain views and high country lakes.

    Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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