Hot spots for winter travel! That sounds like a paradox, considering it’s winter, but if you take that leap of faith and visit Logan, Utah, you’ll know what we mean. This paradise for adventurers and families has an interactive Western heritage that opens a window into the old Wild West. Not to mention, Logan boasts an endless amount of fun outdoor activities.
Learn the History of Logan
Located 90 minutes of Salt Lake City, Logan takes us off the normal tourist path, and you will be just five hours from many of Utah’s National Parks. You will be just four hours away from Yellowstone. With all these options, you can canoe, fish, bike, bird watch, ski, hike, go horseback riding or go rock climbing and view Utah in all its rocky beauty. All of the crazy action is just five minutes by car from Logan. Want to see sharp and jutting limestone cliffs? Take a walk down Canyon National Scenic Byway, and you will be taken all the way to Bear Lake, which boasts crystalline waters.
American West Heritage Center
160 acres of living history, the museum gives you a taste of the Old Wild West. You will learn about everything from mountain men to Shoshone Indians to pioneers and farmers. The museum has a lot of engaging activities. For example, you can ride in a covered wagon or go on a pony ride. You can also throw hatchets or make crafts from the Old West. The American West Heritage Center has even preserved the music and old stories of this interesting time period.
In the winter months in Logan, you can ride in a sleigh, but you can also take a wagon up to a herd of 600 wild elk. Rocket down the slopes of the Beaver Mountain Ski Resort for a fun day that has a slope for every skill level for skiing. What’s more, because it’s family-owned, you have more of a friendly vibe.
Experience of a Lifetime: Bryce Canyon
Wild and naturally stunning landscapes, Logan, Utah, has a cultural uniqueness unlike anywhere else. Get lost in the experience of going to Bryce Canyon, which takes on a class of its own. You have a giant natural amphitheater that has been created because of ongoing erosion. Ruby’s Inn, the landmark lodge of Bryce Canyon, has numerous regional towns like:
All of these towns make for a great base destination if you like activities like hiking, camping, fishing or exploring. Some of Bryce Canyon’s area highlights include:
Anasazi State Park
Peek-a-Boo and Spooky Gulch
Cedar City: Utah Shakespearean Festival
Do you have an unquenchable love for the bard? Do you find yourself lighting candles and quoting sonnets at midnight? If so, then boy does Utah have a treat for you! Although not a winter activity (we find still very much worth mentioning), Cedar City holds the Utah Shakespearean Festival every summer, and it attracts thousands of tourists that makes it the largest Shakespeare festival in North America. This theatrical event has educational programs, and most of them will count as university credit.
A town of just 48,913 people, Logan, Utah, was originally a pioneer settlement, and as you can imagine, there is an interesting depth of history here. There are multiple historic venues like the mountain man camp, a Shoshone Indian encampment and an 1860s pioneer settlement. Take home the memories of a lifetime that will give you a new world perspective. Logan is diverse and active throughout the year, and the town has a little something for everyone.