Ogden Canyon

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Ogden Canyon, August 2005

Coordinates: 41°15′15″N 111°52′30″W / 41.25417°N 111.87500°W / 41.25417; -111.87500 Ogden Canyon is a canyon in the Wasatch Range in eastern Weber County, Utah, United States, just east of Ogden.[1]

Geography[edit]

Ogden Canyon is an about 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.[2] The city of Ogden is at the western end of the canyon, and Pineview Dam is on the eastern end.

History[edit]

Toll gate monument plaque

Ogden Canyon is named for the Ogden River, which was named for Peter Skene Ogden, a 19th-century Canadian fur trader and explorer.

Toll gate[edit]

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.[3]

Lime kiln[edit]

A lime kiln was built in Ogden Canyon in 1865 to provide lime mortar for pioneer construction.[4] Restoration of this kiln was completed in 2008.[5]

Restored lime kiln in Ogden Canyon, June 2009

Ogden Canyon today[edit]

Ogden Canyon is home to several businesses and homes.

The Ogden River Scenic Byway (Utah State Route 39) begins at the mouth of Ogden Canyon.[6]

Ogden marathon[edit]

The Ogden marathon goes through Ogden Canyon.[7] It has been an annual event in Ogden since 2001.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ogden Canyon
  2. ^ De Voto, Bernard Augustine (August 1, 2001). The Western Paradox. Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-08423-4. p. 448.
  3. ^ Utah State History Markers and Monuments Database
  4. ^ Trentelman, Charles F. "Firing history: Historic lime kiln, built in 1865, in Ogden Canyon nearly restored" The Standard Examiner, 17 Nov. 2008
  5. ^ Utah heritage Foundation
  6. ^ byways.org
  7. ^ Ogden marathon website
  8. ^ Wilkinson, Ryan. Wold, Judd run to Zions Bank Ogden Marathon titles. The Standard Examiner, 17 May 2009

External links[edit]

Media related to Ogden Canyon at Wikimedia Commons