The Ogden Group maintains an active schedule of outings including day hikes, bicycle tours, ski/snowshoe tours, and occasional overnight trips. Members and nonmembers alike are welcome on all outings, but please inquire with the leader if you are in doubt about the requisite fitness level. Unless otherwise noted in the schedule, all outings are free of charge to all participants. For general questions about outings, or about becoming an outing leader, please contact Joanie Aponte at aponte_83 (at) hotmail (dot) com, or at 801-399-0034.
Our current outings schedule can be found on the Utah Chapter Activities Page. Most of our outings are also listed in the Ogden Group and Utah Chapter newsletters, on the Weber County Outdoors Meetup page, and in the Outdoors/Xplore section of the Wednesday Standard-Examiner.
Our Outings Guide to the Ogden Area, published since 1975, is the only comprehensive guidebook for self-propelled recreation in Weber County and beyond. It describes nearby opportunities for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, road biking, canoeing, kayaking, and rock climbing. Since the 5th edition, the Guide has been expanded to include detailed coverage of Antelope Island, Box Elder County, Monte Cristo, and much more. You can purchase a copy of the Guide at most Ogden Group meetings and outings, and from the following Ogden-area retailers:
- Ogden Nature Center, 966 W 12th Street
- Utah-Idaho Supply, 2708 Washington Blvd. (Ogden) and 448 W Antelope Drive (Layton)
- Planet Rainbow, Valley Drive at Canyon Road
- Gear:30, 1931 Washington Blvd.
- Weber State University Bookstore, 3850 Harrison Blvd.
Proceeds from sales of the Outings Guide support the activities of the Ogden Group.
Further resources for outdoor enthusiasts:
- Weber Pathways, an advocacy group for nonmotorized trails in Weber County, publishes a printed trail map and an online interactive trail map, and runs its own active outings program.
- The Weber State University Outdoor Program offers a variety of outdoor trips as well as equipment rentals to both students and the general public.
- The Wasatch Mountain Club runs Utah's most active outings program, with occasional trips in the Ogden area.
- The Utah Division of Water Rights web site offers free digitized topographic quadrangle maps for the entire state.
- Before heading for the mountains in winter, be sure to check with the Utah Avalanche Forecast Center for the current avalanche report and mountain weather forecast.
- Sometimes it's also a good idea to check the current air quality forecast.