Annual WSU Hike Offers Multiple Trails to the Top

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University's annual Mt. Ogden Hike will be held Sept. 17 with multiple ways to arrive at the summit. The tradition started in 1922 when a group of 350 faculty, staff and students climbed the mountain as part of a campus activity.

Hikers may choose one of three trails to the top: the Snowbasin Trailhead, 8.4 miles roundtrip; the Taylor Canyon Trailhead, 10.2 miles roundtrip; or the Beus Canyon Trailhead, 12 miles roundtrip. Suggested start times for hikers in good condition are 7 a.m. from Snowbasin, 6:30 a.m. via Taylor Canyon and 6 a.m. via Beus Canyon.

Participants may also choose to ride the Snowbasin Needles Gondola to the top for an $8 charge. The descending trip is free.

At noon, hikers will return to the mountain's saddle for prize drawings and to sing the school song “Purple and White.”

First aid will be available for hikers at the saddle, and participants are encouraged to bring their own water and lunch. In case of severe weather, the hike will be canceled. For last-minute questions, contact the Wilderness Recreation Center at (801) 626-6373.

Gary Willden, health promotion and human performance professor
(801) 626-6470 ·


Travis Clemens, office of Media Relations
(801) 626-7948 ·