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Originating high in the Uinta Mountains, the Weber River is a 125-mile long river named for American fur trapper John Henry Weber. During summer months the class II/III stretch from Henefer to Taggart is popular amongst kayakers, open boaters, tubers, and rafters. Multiple fishing access points make the Weber River popular for anglers. Expect to catch rainbow trout, brown trout, and mountain whitefish. Make it a day and enjoy lunch at Taggart’s Grill.
The Ogden River is 35 miles long and was named after fur trader, Peter Skene Ogden. Anglers are likely to catch brown trout, cutthroat trout and rainbow trout, but it’s possible to land a yellow perch, small-mouth bass and even a tiger muskellunge. Multiple access points through Ogden Canyon and along the Ogden River Parkway make for easy river access. Please be respectful of private landowners. Private fishing guides are available for a fee. Call for more details.
Tubing a lazy river is one of the best ways to spend the afternoon escaping from the hot summer sun. Several companies, like Barefoot Tubing and Take it Easy Tubing offer trips down the Ogden and Weber Rivers. For a small fee, they provide the tubes and will shuttle excited participants to the river access points, then back to the parking lot. Tubing the rivers offer a unique perspective of the magnificent canyons of the Wasatch Ogden River Parkway. The Ogden River Parkway is a scenic 9.6-mile paved trail following the Ogden River through downtown Ogden. The trail begins near Rainbow Gardens at the mouth of Ogden Canyon and ends at the south end of Fort Buenaventura just west of 24th street. The parkway passes the Eccles Dinosaur Park, the Big D Sports Park, Loren Farr Park and Ogden Stadium, home of the annual Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo.
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