DescriptionLogan, located in the fertile Cache Valley along the Logan River, was built atop the terraces of prehistoric Lake Bonneville. A monument to both past and present is the Mormon Temple. Completed in 1884, it overlooks the city and is one of the state's earliest and architecturally finest Mormon temples. It is not open to visitors. Logan also is the home of Utah State University.
The Logan Utah Family Search Library, on the lower level of the Logan Tabernacle at 50 N. Main, is open to visitors for genealogical research. The history center contains computers, microfilm, microfiche, books, periodicals and manuscripts for reference use; phone (435) 755-5594. The tabernacle is open for tours in summer.
The Jardine Juniper is believed to be Earth's largest and oldest juniper tree. An easy 4.4-mile trail to the 1,500-year-old tree begins 12 miles up Logan Canyon. To the west are the Wellsville Mountains, described as the world's tallest mountains rising from the narrowest base.
Hardware Ranch, 15 miles up Blacksmith Fork Canyon on SR 101, is an elk feeding station where the animals can be viewed during sleigh rides in winter (weather permitting) or from the visitor center. For more information phone (435) 753-6168.
Logan also is the southeastern terminus of the Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway (US 89), which ends at Bear Lake State Park. This road runs through Logan Canyon beneath cliffs, through forested areas and along a river.
Nearby Bear Lake—20 miles long, 8 miles wide and some 200 feet deep—is a turquoise-colored lake with white-sand beaches. Four state parks offer facilities for boating, jet skiing, sailboarding, fishing, swimming, picnicking and camping. Equipment rentals are available at the beach or in Garden City. North of the Bear Lake Marina is a marker along the Oregon Trail. Several ski resorts are located off US 89. A published guide that describes 15 scenic hiking trails can be obtained at the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau.
Visitor InfoCache Valley Visitors Bureau 199 N. Main St. LOGAN, UT 84321. Phone:(435)755-1890 or (800)882-4433
ShoppingJCPenney anchors the Cache Valley Mall, 1300 N. Main St.
Self-guiding toursA brochure describing a walking tour of 19th- and early 20th-century buildings along and near historic Main Street can be obtained at the visitors bureau.
Things to SeeAmerican West Heritage Centersee Wellsville.