Insider's Guide to Ogden

The family behind AndShesDopeToo tour Ogden's winter slopes, islands, water sports, dinosaurs and downtown.

"Like many who visit the Wasatch Front, or the increasing number who never leave, most are attracted to Ogden’s accessible and affordable urban-to-adventure lifestyle... The snow-capped mountains link the bucolic Ogden Valley to the city center creating a hub for world-class skiing, hiking, biking, camping and fun water sports that, in turn, has brought chefs, artists, craftsmen and entrepreneurs to feed the body as well as spirit." — Paula Colman, Ogden's Star is Rising



Jennifer and Taylor Killian, the founders of AndShesDopeToo — a worldwide adventure community of women — are among those talented individuals attracted to Ogden’s accessible and affordable urban-to-adventure lifestyle. From their home in Ogden, Jennifer and Taylor have unparalleled access to both the outdoors and the city's "fun counterculture vibe" at the foot of the mighty Wasatch Mountains. Building on their mission of connecting people and planet with perspective and purpose, Ogden is ideal for their business and lifestyle — and for raising their family. The Killians cannot imagine a better place for their business or family.

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The Killian's at Snowbasin Resort
The Killian's at Snowbasin Resort

Snowbasin Resort

At Snowbasin, high-speed gondolas, chairlifts, and a tram whisk skiers and rider up nearly 3,000 vertical feet above runs for all abilities — including Olympic-caliber downhill. But the Ogden Valley is currently home to some 11,500 of skiable acres with nearly 300 named runs, across three resorts: Snowbasin, Powder Mountain and Nordic Valley. All three of these Ogden ski resorts welcome both skiers and snowboarders and public transit is available from downtown Ogden.

Historic 25th Street

Historic 25th Street occupies three blocks and features restored Victorian buildings and whispers of art deco — within those buildings exists a vibrant downtown community of local restaurants, coffee houses, shops, bars, breweries and a whole lot of lore. (Back in the day, saloons and bordellos stood side-by-side with businesses, which thrived on Ogden's status as a railroad hub.)

Family dinner at Slackwater Pub and Pizzeria
Family dinner at Slackwater Pub and Pizzeria

Union Station

In addition to the appropriately located Utah State Railroad Museum, you can explore the John M. Browning Firearms Museum, Browning Kimball Classic Car Museum, and Utah State Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. There are also two galleries and regular events in the classic train station, whose iconic neon sign keeps watch over historic 25th Street.

Ogden River Parkway

A few walkable blocks north of the city, a $6 million restoration project cleaned up the Ogden River Parkway, creating a peaceful urban fishery with kayaking, floating and running trails. From the parkways right in town or the nearby mountain trails, Ogden has a robust trail network, for hikers, equestrian riders and mountain bikers. Learn more about hiking in Ogden.

George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park

Many have dreamed of exploring jungles and forests only to discover a land filled with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes? The George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park is the place to bring that dream to life, with 100-plus exhibits and realistic, full-sized dinosaur replicas, capturing the imagination of young and old alike.

Antelope Island State Park

Antelope Island State Park

Spectacular birding, free-range bison and convenient wildlife viewing on the craggy Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake are accessible via a scenic causeway. Several trails popular with hikers and mountain bikers traverse the mountainous island and the park serves as a great launch point to explore the Great Salt Lake by boat or kayak. Historic Fielding Garr ranch house is a well-preserved and entertaining pioneer ranch house.

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Antelope Island State Park

Antelope Island State Park

Spectacular birding, free-range bison and convenient wildlife viewing on a craggy island in the Great Salt Lake accessed via a scenic causeway. Several trails popular with hikers and mountain bikers traverse the mountainous island.

Powder Dreams

Powder Dreams

A three-day ski vacation with quick access to three distinct ski areas and a choice of seven resorts.

Ogden

Ogden

Ogden is an outdoor recreation mecca. Companies like Amer Sports and Scott Sports are part of a thriving outdoor industry while nearby trails and mountain resorts are the foundation for endless adventure. Ogden's downtown is pedestrian friendly and features an array of local shops, restaurants and bars.