Ogden Canyon is a roughly 6 miles (9.7 km) long canyon with a series of smaller side canyons in the Wasatch Range. It was carved by the 35 miles (56 km) long Ogden River. The city of Ogden is at the western end of the canyon, and Pineview Dam is on the eastern end.
Ogden Canyon is named for the Ogden River, which was named for Peter Skene Ogden, a 19th-century Canadian fur trader and explorer.
The first road through Ogden Canyon was built by Lorin Farr and Isaac Goodale. A toll gate was established in 1860, and from 1865 to 1882 was operated by the Ogden Canyon Road Company. It became a public road in 1882.
Ogden Canyon today
Ogden Canyon is home to several businesses and homes.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ogden Canyon
- De Voto, Bernard Augustine (August 1, 2001). The Western Paradox. Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-08423-4. p. 448.
- Utah State History Markers and Monuments Database
- Trentelman, Charles F. "Firing history: Historic lime kiln, built in 1865, in Ogden Canyon nearly restored" The Standard Examiner, 17 Nov. 2008
- Utah heritage Foundation
- Ogden marathon website
- Wilkinson, Ryan. Wold, Judd run to Zions Bank Ogden Marathon titles. The Standard Examiner, 17 May 2009
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