Details

  • DesignationNational Scenic Byway (2002)
  • Intrinsic QualitiesNatural
  • LocationUT
  • Length100 miles
Byway Visitor Information
Cache Valley Visitor Bureau
Statewide Byway Partners
Utah Byways Map
Utah Office of Tourism
Maples
A. E. Crane Photo

Overview

From Garden City to Logan, this byway parallels the Logan River though Logan Canyon. Dense forests, lush meadows, rugged rock formations and panoramic views. Very colorful, especially in the fall.

Local Byway Partners

Story of the Byway

The top of Utah is peaceful, rich in wildlife, natural splendor, and cultural amenities. Splash in stunning turquoise water in Bear Lake and enjoy the sandy beaches. Check out a certified International Dark Sky Park under a vast field of brilliant stars, fall colors, and warm hospitality. Nights on the town or quiet sunrises in untouched wilderness complement your visit in the top of Utah. In the summer and fall, exit at Willard to enjoy the Historic Fruit Way. Agricultural lands of Cache valley line the route of historic Highway 89 as it carves a winding trail through 500 million years of geology and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest lands before hitting a summit pass approaching 8,000 feet. The Ute word for “Wasatch” means low place in high mountains and the word “Cache” is French for “hidden.”

Driving Directions

Take Highway 89 from Garden City on Bear Lake, southwesterly through Wasatch-Cache National Forest to Logan.

Points of Interest

  • Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

    2 ,511 square miles in SW Wyoming and SE Idaho

  • Tony Grove Lake

    Lake and Campground with a 5-6 miles paved road that climbs 8.048 feet to the lake and Mount Naomi Wilderness Area.

  • Wind Caves Trailhead

    This popular trail is on the north side of Logan Canyon and leads to a delicate triple arch and natural cave in a limestone outcropping.

  • Fruit Way

    From July- October dozens of fresh fruit stands supplied by local, small farms are along Old Highway 89

  • Mount Naomi Wilderness Area

    44,523 acres of wilderness between Logan River and the Utah-Idaho border.

  • White Pine Lake/Trail

    Lake with 9.9-mile trail, good for hiking, camping, nature trips, birding, and fishing.

  • Stokes Nature Center

    Official educational permittee of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

  • Mt. Magog

    Towering at 9,751 feet and located south of White Pine Lake, with 5 summits is best experiences in June and July.

Itinerary

  • A Scenic Weekend

    Day 1

    Starting in Logan, check into a lodge or resort, and then enjoy breakfast in town. Spend a leisurely morning learning about the Pioneer heritage of Logan. Visit any of the many area museums, including the American West Heritage Center and Hyrum Museum. After lunch, head out on the byway toward Garden City. Stop at Bear Lake for an afternoon of year-round recreation, from hiking to water or snow sports. Watch sunset from the vista that overlooks Bear Lake before carefully navigating your return to Logan.

    Day 2

    Enjoy breakfast in town before heading to Logan Canyon for the day. Spend the day hiking, rock climbing or taking a guided jeep tour through the area. Head back to Logan for a late lunch, then enjoy a show at any of the many theatres or halls of performing arts in town. Turn in for a restful night before returning home or continuing your trip in the morning.

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