Get ready for a great time in ogden, utah, 2011
This is our home
Ogden, Utah's skyscrapers are Ben Lomond Peak, Mt. Ogden and Strawberry Peak.
You probably won't see a lot of celebrities, but you'll see plenty of stars.
You'll find good eats, a place to sleep and a huge playground.
Whether you're enjoying the serenity of our mountains or the eclectic vibe of notoriously charming Historic 25th Street, we hope you feel welcome in our home.
How We Got Here
From about 400 - 1350 A.D., this area was home to the Great Salt Lake Fremont Indians. Following the Fremont culture, the Northern Shoshone and Goshute tribes inhabited the area. The first permanent settlement by people of European descent in the region that is now Utah was here and originally named Fort Buenaventura. Mormon settlers bought the fort for $1,950 in 1847. Shortly afterward, the transcontinental railroad met up here and began pretty much everything you see here today.
Why We Stay Here
- Eleven national parks are less than a day’s drive from Ogden.
- Three major ski resorts within 25 minutes, an additional six within one hour, three cross-country ski areas and the nation’s only recreational ski jumping complex are less than an hour’s drive from downtown Ogden.
- Over 210 miles of U.S. Forest Service maintained mountain biking, hiking and equestrian trails and over 20 federally maintained campgrounds.
- Within the area, there are over 13,000 acres of fresh water for both motorized and non-motorized water sports.
- Ogden is adjacent to 170,000 acres of National Forest.