Mount Ogden

A long run to the summit of one of the most prominent peaks along the Wasatch Front.

Trail Running Severe

Distance
24 km
Ascent
1.6 km
Descent
1.6 km
Duration
4-5 hrs
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
13˚
Mount Ogden Map

Mount Ogden is one of the highest and most prominent peaks along the Wasatch Front and can be seen from miles away, all across the valley. While there are several different routes for gaining the summit (including some technical rock climbing routes), one of the most popular ascents is via the Beus Canyon Trail.

Description

Beus Canyon begins on the outskirts of the city of Ogden and climbs over 5,000 vertical feet over the course of 7.3 miles (one-way) to reach the summit of Mount Ogden. This long climb is strenuous and will challenge even the most fit of trail runners, but it remains relatively non-technical. All things considered, it’s just a run on a trail—albeit a long and steep trail.

One of the primary challenges is carrying enough water to complete this challenging 14.7-mile run. The majority of the trail is hot and exposed to harsh sunlight, and there’s no option to resupply on water after you pass the “Fern Fields.” Plan accordingly, and remember: once you reach the top, your run is only half over.

Sources: https://www.summitpost.org/mt-ogden-via-beus/726590 https://www.summitpost.org/mount-ogden/152167

Difficulty

Severe

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

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