Whether you live in Ogden or are just riding through, you can find some beautiful motorcycle rides in and around Ogden, Utah. Our team at Law Tigers, America’s motorcycle lawyers, has compiled a list of some of our favorite Utah road trips. Check out these routes around northern Utah near Ogden.
Back Roads From Ogden to Salt Lake City, UT
This indirect route takes you through the Wasatch Mountains through mountain canyons, over mountain passes, and past a reservoir. Head east out of Ogden on N Ogden Canyon Rd. and stay on the back roads, looping through small towns to carefully avoid ever entering an interstate highway. Drive past Pineview Reservoir, through Milton, around East Canyon Creek on UT-65, then zig-zag around Emigration Canyon Rd. into East Salt Lake City.
The trip totals about 81 miles unless you stop for a bite to eat at Kelly’s Roadhouse off W. Old Hwy Rd. outside Milton.
Camping at Bryce Canyon
Are you looking for a long weekend of camping near red rock formations? Head south on I-15, then turn on UT-20 E. Take US-89 S to UT-12 E to any of the campgrounds around Bryce Canyon.
Pack a cooler on the back of your bike and bring the essentials for any kind of weather. You can also find a campground that offers cabin rentals, so you can pack light.
Spend a day or two hiking mountain trails, or find some winding mountain roads to get your fix of twists and turns. Bring your camera for thousands of picturesque views of mountaintops, rivers, valleys, forests, and more.
Nebo Loop to Provo, UT
Head South on I-15 to UT-132, also called Nebo Loop. From Moroni, make a left onto UT-116 E. In Mount Pleasant, stop for a bite to eat, or turn onto US-89 N. Merge onto US-6 W toward I-15 N. Take I-15 N to Provo for dinner. You might also want to take in the city’s sights around Brigham Young University or one of several museums.
After a ride through the natural beauty of Nebo Loop, you may want to enjoy a hike around Rock Canyon or Y Mountain to stretch your legs. If you’re a sports fan, plan your ride around a home game for basketball or football at BYU.
Alpine Loop Scenic Drive
You’ll never forget this ride through rugged alpine canyons of the Wasatch Range with its spectacular views of Mount Timpanogos and other glacially carved peaks. Follow American Fork Canyon (Hwy. 92) through Uinta National Forest to Provo Canyon (Hwy. 189). You may want to detour toward Cascade Springs to stretch your legs on a paved hike.
Starting near Alpine and ending in Wildwood, this quick 30-mile route around UT-92 is only open during summer and fall. The leaves change in September before the road closes, so don’t miss the fall colors on this twisting road.
Big Cottonwood Canyon to Midway
This 13-mile route twists and turns with switchbacks and hills. This route closes during the winter, and roads narrow in some areas that can become congested. Starting in Brighton, navigate through Guardsman Pass Rd., then take the right fork to Pine Canyon Rd. and stop at Midway.
Don’t forget to pull off to the side and take lots of pictures of the forests, rock formations, and lakes along the way. Stop for a cup of coffee or lunch in Midway before heading back to Brighton, or explore the left fork up UT-224 and visit Park City.
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