Mount Logan – North America

The Cache County newspaper reported that a search and rescue team had to rescue a group of hikers near a Mount Logan peak that overlooks Spring Hollow, in June, 2014. The young hikers had apparently decided to slide down a large hillside, when they overshot the hills 15 foot drop off cliff and landed with head, ankle, and face injuries. Mount Logan, North America range is often referred to as Logan Peak. It is a part of the Wasatch Range, called Bear River and it is located in Logan, Utah in the Uninta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Mount Logan is the 39th highest peak in Utah, with an elevation of 9,710 feet (2,960 meters). Mount Logan is the easiest mountain to climb for persons of all ages because it is the only Utah mountain in the Bear River Range that has an access road straight up to its summit. The access road was constructed because there is a telecommunications and a weather station located at its peak.

Mount Logan easily draws tourists because of the ease in which anyone can enjoy the many activities provided by the city of Logan. Visitors can enjoy seasonal activities, other than their ability to ride in an off-road vehicle to its top, they can also camp, hike, snowmobile, cross country ski, and ride their mountain bikes during the warmer months. This beautiful and fun Utah mountain overlooks Cache Valley and has two main routes to its summit. There is the Providence Canyon route and the great climbing route of Dry Canon. The access road via a four wheel drive vehicle is located on the Providence Canyon trail. Granted, the access road is not paved, it consists of jagged rocks, thus it probably takes longer to drive up Providence Canyon that to hike it. The Dry Canyon route involves a steep hill climb from Mountain Road that can be hiked up, if you are heading in a westerly direction on the north side the Canyon before it dips or drops into Logan Canyon. Dry Canyon is literally dry, which means there are no water areas, so bring bottled water in your hike.

Neither Providence Canyon nor Dry Canyon maintain camping grounds, instead three camping sites are established in Logan Canyon. The camp grounds are called Bridger Campground, Spring Hollow Campground, and Guinavah-Malibu Campground. These campgrounds are not maintained year round, only seasonal, however snowmobilers love the off season winter snow on each of the Peaks. High winds are prevalent on Mount Logan, North America location and avalanches due occur more often in Dry Canyon because of its steep, sheer rock walls.

Mount Logan has different peak ridges but none higher than Peak Logan. The first Peak is called Providence Peak which has an elevation of 9,598 feet. Providence Peak has trails, which lead to and from Mount Logan or Logan Peak and the trails all stem from an easterly climbing face. The Little Baldy Peak has an elevation of 8,780 feet is located on the south side of Dry Canyon. From certain angles of Mount Logan, Little Baldy looks higher than Logan and it has the appearance of a bald cone. It is easy to climb and is filled with natural scenery that offers beauty year round. Lastly, the Temple Baldy Peak is also an easy trekking pathway from either Dry Canyon or the west side of Little Baldy.

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