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About Logan, Utah
The City of Logan
Population: 51,498 (Cache Valley's population is approximately 112,000)
Elevation: 4,469 feet
Time Zone: Mountain
Closest major city: Salt Lake City, Utah
Closest airport: Salt Lake City International Airport (~90-minute drive), which is a hub for Delta Airlines
Logan, Utah is in the Cache Valley of Northern Utah. The Cache Valley is an agricultural valley nestled between two beautiful mountain ranges and dotted with a number of picturesque towns. Logan has four distinct seasons, ranging from an average high of 32 degrees in January and 88 degrees in July. Logan receives approximately 55 inches of snow annually, piling highest in December (16 inches), January (10 inches), and February (11 inches).
Logan regularly lands on numerous "best" lists including "best college town"! Benefits include a low cost of living when compared to similar places, safety, and free bus service! Logan is home to a number of cultural and community events; Logan has its own opera, a repertory theater, a ballet, and hosts a summer arts festival, county fair, and an antique car show and parade. Logan capitalizes on its location in an agricultural area and has a farmer's market downtown during the summer.
Loganites take being outside seriously; the city boasts over two dozen parks, a beautiful 18-hole public golf course, and outdoor aquatic center with two pools and water slides, and a skate park. Logan is the starting point of LoToJa, a 200+ mile single day bike ride to Jackson, Wyoming. Mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding are common modes of transportation. Logan is also the perfect jumping off point for outdoor activities in nearby Logan Canyon. Utah State University's Outdoor Recreation Center offer students and faculty equipment rentals, classes and trips.
Check out the City of Logan Website for more information as well as cool aerial drone footage of Logan and the surrounding area!
The Surrounding Area
Logan situates you with easy access to many epic adventures!
Logan sits at the mouth of Logan Canyon, a national scenic byway through a forest with limestone cliffs, Logan River, and a mountain lake. Logan Canyon activities include hiking, camping, fishing, rock climbing, and picnicking.
Also in Logan Canyon is Beaver Mountain ski resort, about 45 minutes from Logan, making last-minute day trips when there is fresh snow a cinch. Utah is known for its "best powder" and is home to numerous highly-rated ski resorts including Alta, Snowbird, Deer Valley, Snowbasin, and many more, all within an easy drive from Logan. Find out more at Ski Utah. In addition to skiing, Utah is home to FIVE National Parks: Zion, Bryce Canyon Capitol Reef, Arches, and Canyonlands. In addition to these, Yellowstone (5 hours) and Grand Canyon (7 hours) National parks are within a day's drive from Logan.
If you are more of a city person, Salt Lake City and Park City are nearby. Park City hosts the Sundance Film Festival and is a historic mining town-turned resort town with skiing, shopping, and a distillery. Jackson, Wyoming is a four-hour drive and a fun destination spot. Finally, Las Vegas is a seven-hour drive (and you gain an hour!) so you can leave the frigid Utah winter in the morning and be poolside in the desert by the afternoon.