Bonneville Shoreline to Coldwater Canyon - North Ogden
ElevationAscent: 1,000' 305 m
Descent: -676' -206 m
High: 5,813' 1,772 m
Low: 4,860' 1,481 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 39% (21°)
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“Gorgeous views and lots of climbing!”— Jon Zanone
You can start at North Ogden Nature Center Trailhead and climb the old jeep trail up to the BST. It's well-marked and fairly obvious. However, this area can see a lot of traffic. When you get to the trail, head north.
The first 1/2 mile is fairly rugged. Once you round the corner at the first small canyon (Garner Canyon), stay right and pass over a small bridge (taking the small rocky trail on the left will take you to a canal service road, and you'll have to make a short climb back to the trail). Climb the 2 switchbacks, and follow the trail for as far as you want to go. Once you get into the southern entrance of Coldwater Canyon, prepare yourself for a steep, exposed and loose narrow trail.
After almost all the climbing, you'll reach the eastern end of the canyon and see a pump station on your left and a service road on your right. I suppose you could bail here, but you've worked hard to get this far... I recommend climbing a little further so you can enjoy a little more of the downhill! The northern side of the canyon is wider and proves an easier climb out.
Did I mention the views? They're stunning! You'll climb through several canyons. They're a great place to cool off, and one might even have water coming down. The higher you go, the more stunning the views become... Willard Peak and Ben Lomond Peak are begging to be photographed!
Getting back to the car is easy - a quick hike down Mountain Road will put you right where you started. Or, you could just hike the trail back to your car!
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Land Manager: Weber County Government, Ogden, UT - Parks