Ogden Canyon

Coordinates: 41°15′15″N 111°52′30″W / 41.25417°N 111.87500°W / 41.25417; -111.87500 Ogden Canyon is a canyon in the Wasatch Range in eastern Weber County, Utah, United States, just east of Ogden.[1]

Ogden Canyon, August 2005


Ogden Canyon is a roughly 6 miles (9.7 km) long canyon with a series of smaller side canyons in the Wasatch Range. It was carved by the 35 miles (56 km) long Ogden River.[2] The city of Ogden is at the western end of the canyon, and Pineview Dam is on the eastern end.

Hermitage Inn 1976


Toll gate monument plaque

Ogden Canyon is named for the Ogden River, which was named for Peter Skene Ogden, a 19th-century Canadian fur trader and explorer.

Toll gateEdit

The first road through Ogden Canyon was built by Lorin Farr and Isaac Goodale. A toll gate was established in 1860, and from 1865 to 1882 was operated by the Ogden Canyon Road Company. It became a public road in 1882.[3]

Lime kilnEdit

A lime kiln was built in Ogden Canyon in 1865 to provide lime mortar for pioneer construction.[4] Restoration of this kiln was completed in 2008.[5]

Restored lime kiln in Ogden Canyon, June 2009

Ogden Canyon todayEdit

Ogden Canyon is home to several businesses and homes.

The Ogden River Scenic Byway (Utah State Route 39) begins at the mouth of Ogden Canyon.[6]

Ogden marathonEdit

The Ogden marathon goes through Ogden Canyon.[7] It has been an annual event in Ogden since 2001.[8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ogden Canyon
  2. ^ De Voto, Bernard Augustine (August 1, 2001). The Western Paradox. Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-08423-4. p. 448.
  3. ^ Utah State History Markers and Monuments Database
  4. ^ Trentelman, Charles F. "Firing history: Historic lime kiln, built in 1865, in Ogden Canyon nearly restored" The Standard Examiner, 17 Nov. 2008
  5. ^ Utah heritage Foundation
  6. ^ byways.org
  7. ^ Ogden marathon website
  8. ^ Wilkinson, Ryan. Wold, Judd run to Zions Bank Ogden Marathon titles. The Standard Examiner, 17 May 2009

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ogden Canyon at Wikimedia Commons