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Make a vacation out of your trip! Logan has small-town charm with big-town offerings. Whether you are interested in historic sites, or outdoor recreation, Cache Valley has what you are looking for. And you'll be just a few hours' drive from many vacation destinations. Logan is located on U.S. Highway 89/91, the most scenic route to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park.

Logan (and surrounding areas)

Comprehensive listing of Arts and Entertainment, Dining, Annual Events, Heritage, Lodging, Shopping, and Outdoor Recreation.

Visit the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau at www.explorelogan.com.

Discover what western life was like from 1820 to 1920 at this 160-acre living history center. Learn to spin wool, weave rugs, milk a cow or just enjoy the fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery on a wagon ride around the site. The center offers hands-on learning as you visit with Native Americans, mountain men and pioneers dressed in period costume. Spacious welcome center features exhibits on local history and a spectacular view of the Wellsville Mountains. During the summer, wander through arts and crafts demonstrations, visit military encampments, Native American villages and mountain men rendezvous sites. 4025 South Highway 89-91, Wellsville (435) 245-6050 www.awhc.org
Bear Lake is a deep natural lake that changes color with the sky, and is best known for its breathtaking turquoise color sparkling on sunny days. Keep your eyes open for the legendary Bear Lake monster. www.bearlake.org
Located on the north shore of Bear Lake. Over 18,050 acres of the Dingle Swamp, open water and grasslands have been dedicated to preserving bird and wildlife habitat. The reserve is home to sandhill cranes, herons, snowy egret, white pelicans, Canadian geese and a variety of waterfowl. The refuge's white-faced ibis colony of 5,000 birds is one of the largest in the West. (208) 847-1757
This region is known for many species of birds that make Cache Valley home. Our unique geography means you can see shorebirds and mountain species all within a 20-minute drive. We're nestled between the Brigham City and Bear Lake Bird Refuges. Here, you'll spot birds along the Bear River, directly west of Logan. In spring and summer, Cutler Marsh offers viewing in classic wetland habitat. White pelicans, great blue herons, common egrets, western grebes, plus a variety of ducks, geese, and shorebirds may be seen from roadways or you can rent a canoe or kayak for a close-up experience. The number and diversity of marsh birds is spectacular. In early autumn, visit the north end of the Wellsville Mountain wilderness to watch the annual raptor migration. Northern harriers, kestrels, goshawks, red-tailed hawks, golden eagles, and other species float by, lifted by canyon updrafts that ease their relentless flight south.
Try your hand at this 16-lane extreme bowling center, skate on Logan's state-of-the-art roller rink, play arcade games and laser tag, or crawl through soft play mazes. 255 East 1770 North, North Logan (435) 792-4000 www.cachevalleyfunpark.com
The pools at Crystal Hot Springs have the highest mineral content in the US. 8215 N. Highway 38, Honeyville (30 miles west of Logan) (435) 279-8104 www.crystalhotsprings.net
Anglers will find some of the best fishing in the Rocky Mountain West in Cache Valley's lakes and rivers, including Blacksmith Fork River, Logan River, and Bear Lake. Logan and Bear Rivers are known for their blue-ribbon fly-fishing. Tony Grove Lake is stocked with rainbow trout. The largest fish caught in Logan Canyon was reported to be 40 pounds. Nearby Bear Lake offers exciting fishing for trophy cutthroat and lake trout, ranging in size from 2 to 25 pounds. location 800-992-8774 or (435) 755-6870 Visitors Bureau Fishing Brochure
The Logan River and Birch Creek Golf Courses rank in the top courses in the state and top 500 courses in the nation. Birch Creek Golf Course 550 East 100 North, Smithfield (7 miles north of Logan) (435) 563-6825 www.birchcreekgolf.com Logan Golf & Country Club 710 North 1500 East, Logan (435) 753-6020 Logan River Golf Course 550 West 1000 South, Logan (435) 750-0123 – Call ahead for a tee time Sherwood Hills Golf Course 7877 South Highway 89, Wellsville (14 miles south of Logan) (435) 245-6055
Countless interesting trails throughout the Wasatch-Cache National Forest and Cache Valley combine with wonderful weather during spring, summer, and fall to make hiking a delight for all ages and abilities. Logan Canyon boasts some of the most picturesque landscapes anywhere. Spring Hollow is located about 4.3 miles up the canyon and is an easy half mile walk to one of the region's most photographed streams. An 11-mile trail winds its way to the 1,500-year-old Jardine Juniper tree. A popular 2-mile hike to the Wind Caves offers an outstanding example of a series of arches and rooms formed by wind and ice erosion. The 1-mile Limber Pine loop trail, located at the summit of Logan Canyon, features interpretive information designed especially for children. Logan Ranger District Office - (435) 755-3620 Download the Cache Valley Hiking Trail Guide
This canyon is one of the country's most scenic National Scenic Byways. Mile-high vertical limestone cliffs tower above the route, and dense forest, the winding Logan River, and mountain wildlife add to the picturesque drive, which ends at the turquoise waters of Bear Lake. The Byway is lined with camping, picnicking, and fishing areas in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. A 7-mile drive off the highway leads to Tony Grove Lake, which is dotted with wildflowers June-August. location phone Download the Logan Canyon guide
Celebrating 50 years of family bowling fun. Bowl on 16 lanes of state of the art equipment. Play pool on Brunswick Professional Series tables. Visit our game room and arcade. Eat at Mike's Grill featuring home style burgers, fresh cut french fries and much more. 1161 North Main, Logan (435) 752-4966
Natural hot springs mineral water flows through continuously so no chemicals are needed in the 4 relaxing pools. Visit for just the day or stay overnight in one of our vintage trailers, Lakeside Hideaway house, or a campsite which can be reserved ahead of time. 11386 N. Oneida Narrows Road, Thatcher, Idaho (30 miles north of Logan) (208) 851-1137 maplegrovesprings.com
This underground cave experience is one for the entire family. Its natural stalagmites, stalactites and banded travertine have been forming for thousands of years and were discovered by Europeans in 1906. The US Forest Service administers the cave. 10 miles up St. Charles Canyon, St. Charles, Idaho (50 miles northeast of Logan) (435) 245-4422 www.sceniccanyons.com/minnetonka-cave.html
(435) 458-2276 www.oldbarn.org
Located one mile up beautiful Logan Canyon on the Logan River, Stokes Nature Center provides opportunities for visitors of all ages to explore, learn about, and develop appreciation and stewardship for our natural world. Several resident critters (our animal ambassadors) provide an opportunity for visitors to learn about and meet some commonly-misunderstood species up close and personal. One mile up Logan Canyon (435)755-3239 www.logannature.org
Known as the crown jewel of the Bear River Range, this glacial lake greets visitors with an explosion of summer wildflowers and lush green plants. Tony Grove was formed by powerful and slow-moving glaciers, as evidenced by the huge boulders deposited around the lake. Long-legged moose are often spotted taking advantage of the water's cool summer temperatures. There is a small parking fee for day use at the lake. Stay overnight in one of 34 campsites at the campground. A fully accessible boardwalk and picnic areas are located near the water.
The turn-off to the lake is 19.6 miles up Logan Canyon off U.S. Hwy. 89. A 7-mile road climbs to 8,050 feet.
Logan Ranger District Office - (435) 755-3620
Willow Park has one of the greatest waterfowl collections in the region, showcasing more than 100 species. The setting offers walkways along shady willow trees and children can feed the ducks, geese, and trout. See lemurs, red fox, coyotes, elk, bald eagles, deer, bobcats, and more. Picnic and playground areas are adjacent to the zoo. 419 West 700 South, Logan (435) 716-9265
There is also an area to picnic or grill 220 N Spring Creek Pkwy, Providence (435) 752-4255

Salt Lake City

The centerpiece of this beautifully landscaped 10-acre plot in the heart of downtown is the 6-spired Salt Lake Temple. Also on the Square is the Tabernacle, home of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir; the Assembly Hall where free concerts are given most weekends; 2 visitor centers; the 21,000 capacity Conference Center; and the internationally-renowned genealogy center. Free tours are given daily in 30 languages, and start every few minutes at the flagpole.
Located on 42 acres at the mouth of Emigration Canyon in Salt Lake City's eastern foothills, see the rare cats of Asian Highlands or the magnificent elephants. Nearly 900 animals from around the world. Open daily. 2600 Sunnyside Ave. 801-582-1631
This is the Place State Park
Experience Utah's early Mormon history and the rugged adventures of the West with costumed interpreters and historic buildings spread over 450 acres. 2601 Sunnyside Ave. 801-582-1847
The Capitol was completed in 1916 and renovated in 2004. Artwork, fixtures and furnishings were acquired, conserved and created in a beautiful tribute to the state's industry. 350 North State Street 801-538-3074 www.visitsaltlake.com/visit
Utah National Parks
With five National Parks and Monument Valley, Utah is America's national parks capital. These national parks are located close together, allowing visitors to experience them all in one trip. Whether you choose to visit just one or two, or to take a Grand Circle swing through them all, your trip is certain to be unforgettable! Most of Utah lies on a plateau higher than 4,000 feet above sea level. The geology of this region takes on an amazing variety of shapes and colors. Elevations rise and fall dramatically in the shape of mountains, buttes, and plateaus, the highest reaching over 13,000 feet! Within this varied landscape are hidden treasures and experiences that appeal to everyone. Utah has something for everyone. www.utah.com/nationalparks
Yellowstone National Park
Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park. Located in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, it is home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk. Preserved within Yellowstone National Park are Old Faithful and a collection of the world's most extraordinary geysers and hot springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. www.nps.gov/yell
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Don't Miss the famed Elk Horn Gates that lead into the town square, world-class art galleries, the Silver Dollar Saloon, the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, guided excursions, National Museum of Wildlife Art and the National Elk Refuge. www.jacksonholechamber.com
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