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Mt Ogden Via Snow Basin

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3000 feet up and a view to forever
Near:Ogden, UT
Distance:8 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:3000 ft
Hike Time:5 hours
Trail Condition:Well maintained trail
HikeType:Out and Back

Summary: Snow Basin Ski Resort on Mt Ogden is the sight of some of the events of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Besides being a class A ski resort it is also a premium hiking and biking summer resort. There are at least 4 different trails available for you to reach the summit of Mt Ogden. My hike was mainly on the north service road of the ski resort. The trail or road with plenty of switchbacks is a gradual hike to the top of Mt Ogden s highest peak . From the top the views are incredible and breath taking. Mt Ogden is one of the highest Peaks in Weber county so the 360 degree Panorama is one you will never forget.
Trailhead: This trail follows the service roads from the lodge of Snow Basin ski resort to the summit of Mt Ogden. Snow basin resort can be reached from the north by driving through Ogden canyon on Hwy 39, then take the Old Snow basin road at Pine view. Or from the South Take Hwy 84 through Weber canyon to Mountain Green then take Trappers loop. And follow the signs to Snow basin. (Lat:41.20001 Lon:-111.88239)
Trail Guides for Mt Ogden Via Snow Basin:
Best Seasons: Fall, Summer,
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes,
Ranger Contact: Ogden Ranger District 507 25th Street Ogden, UT 84403
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Matty Ross, who has posted  26 other hikes on this site
Trail Reviews  Submit your own review
Reviewed by Jay on 9/28/2015
Started the hike on the Needles bike trail from the main lodge parking lot. Then to the Porcupine bike trail that crosses the service road several times. Ended up taking the service road to the top ridge above the Porcupine lift which put us just below the peak. Hiked up the rocky steep peak and touched the marker to make it official. Amazing views. Took a ridge trail back to the Needles gondola for a free ride down. Total trip took 4 hours.

Reviewed by Ute Thunder on 7/27/2008
We hiked it today with my wife, 10 year old son, and seven year old daughter. We took the gondola to the top of Needles at Snowbasin. Once of the gondola we hung a right and took the steep trail up to the ridgeline. The view from the ridgeline was awesome, and Snowbasin somehow got a pic-nic table up there. From there, we sinply traversed the ridgeline over to sadle right below Mt. Ogden peak. From the saddle up is very steep, but the view is amazing and worth your efforts. My daughter struggled a bit, but she made it up fine. We enjoyed a fine lunch of military "MRE's" on the heli-pad. From the peak, we simply followed the Snowbasin service road down and them back over to the gondola. Great hike for the kids! GO UTES!!!

Reviewed by Aaron on 6/13/2007
I hiked it starting from the 29th streeth trail head, following waterfall canyon all the way into Malan basin. The trail was overgrown most of the way, and very strenuous and steep towards the top. A few banks of snow remained on the western slope. Not too bad. The view was amazing. Wonderful sun bathing on the helicopter pad at the top.

Reviewed by Dave on 5/21/2007
I hiked the trails from the ski lodge to the top. The hike and view from on top was excellent, but the entire hike up either from the north or south trails have been impacted by men (ski resort crap, trams, roads, buildings). There is even a service road that goes right to the top to find a concrete slab and building for the summit. I was disappointed that I spent a day hiking to something that has been destroyed by man. I would rather hike to Mt timpanogus any day over this.

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