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Bonneville Shoreline to Coldwater Canyon - North Ogden



6.7 mile 10.7 kilometer point to point


Ascent: 1,549' 472 m
Descent: -898' -274 m
High: 5,819' 1,774 m
Low: 4,439' 1,353 m


Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 37% (20°)


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Trail shared by Jon Zanone

Gorgeous views and lots of climbing!

Jon Zanone

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A climber's delight, this section of trail is the newest addition to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, known as the 'BST.' It appears this trail was finished in the spring of '15.

You can start at North Ogden Nature Center Trailhead and climb the old jeep trail up to the BST. It's well-marked and fairly obvious. However, this area can see a lot of traffic. When you get to the trail, head north.

The first 1/2 mile is fairly technical. Once you round the corner at the first small canyon (Garner Canyon), stay right and pass over a small bridge (taking the small rocky trail on the left will take you to a canal service road, and you'll have to make a short climb back to the trail). Climb the 2 switchbacks, and follow the trail for as far as you want to go. Once you get into the southern entrance of Coldwater Canyon, prepare yourself for a steep, exposed and loose narrow trail. You might consider walking parts - I certainly did!

After much huffing and puffing, you'll reach the eastern end of the canyon and see a pump station on your left and a service road on your right. I suppose you could bail here, but you've worked hard to get this far... I recommend climbing a little further so you can enjoy a little more of the downhill! The northern side of the canyon is wider and proves an easier climb out.

Did I mention the views? They're stunning! You'll climb through several canyons. They're a great place to cool off, and one might even have water coming down. The higher you go, the more stunning the views become... Willard Peak and Ben Lomond Peak are begging to be photographed!

Getting back to the car is easy - a quick ride down Mountain Road will put you right where you started. Or, you could just ride the trail back to your car!


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Apr 4, 2020
Blake Hall
me, brody, DJ. went to cold water canyon
Aug 27, 2018
Casey Jensen
Oct 2, 2017
Larry Russell
Got snowed out on Wasatch. 8.9mi
Oct 1, 2017
Larry Russell

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A view of Ogden from the BST.
Jul 8, 2016 near North O…, UT
A quick video showing the newest section of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.
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Benl Lomond Peak, North Ogden, UT
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