Huntsville, Eden, and Liberty

A.K.A. Ogden Hole – the original 1825 name given to this valley paradise in honor of Peter Skene Ogden, British trapper and explorer. Ogden was the first European to enter, map and describe the incredible place that would eventually become Utah’s best kept adventure secret.

Ogden Hole offers breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, year round outdoor recreation and fine dining.  Experience the greatest snow on earth as you descend the slopes at any of three world-class resorts – Snow Basin, Powder Mountain, Nordic Valley. Catch air wakeboarding at Pineview reservoir. Horseback ride, mountain bike or hike miles of pristine mountain trails. Play 18 holes at legendary Wolf Creek golf course.

What ever adventure you’re looking for, Ogden Hole has something special for you!

What’s Happening in Ogden Hole?

Exhibit: 20th Statewide Photographic Competit...

Eccles Community Art Center
2580 Jefferson Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401
Thursday, February 2 – Saturday, March 25, 2017
The Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson will be exhibiting the accepted photographs by resident Utah photographers during the 20th Statewide Photographic Competition February 3 through March 25, 2017. Regular gallery hours: Weekdays 9 to 5 Saturday 9 to 3. A reception for the photographers and the public will be held in association with Ogden's Art Stroll on February 3, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. Awards will be posted during the reception. Arts & Culture Categories: * VISUAL ARTS, Photography
Audience: Children, Teens, Adults, Athletes, Businesses, Members
Type of Event: Competition, Exhibit
Cost: Complimentary Admission
Contact: ECAC staff: 801-392-6935
Gallery Details: The Eccles Community Art Center, a Victorian sandstone mansion, exhibits work of local, regional, and nationally known artists. The mansion houses the offices of the art center, the Junior League, Weber Arts and Rotary. Other buildings in the complex hold studios for the arts and dance classes sponsored by the center, which are open to the public. An excellent sales/gift gallery, which represents over sixty local Northern Utah artists, is found in the carriage house. Colorful gardens with a growing collection of sculpture complete the center. Gallery/office Hours: Weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Wasatch Audubon - Field Trip

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9am – 5pm
Meet at the large parking lot at Wendy's (1900 W. 5600 S. in Roy) at 9:00 am. The Aquarium opens at 10:00 am. They do have a concession so we will be able to purchase lunch there. This is an all day trip. The aquarium is in Draper. Recreation Categories: * CLASSIC RECREATION
Audience: Children, Teens, Adults, Members
Type of Event: Activities, Entertainment, Science
Cost: $14.95 over 65/$17.95 under 65
Contact: Paul Lombardi - (801) 295-7738
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Locomotive Restoration Project - 223 Narrow G...

Union Station, Trainmen's Building
2501 Wall Ave.
Ogden, UT 84401
Saturday, April 15, 2017, 9:30am – 1:30pm
The Golden Spike Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society has taken on the effort of restoring, Denver & Rio Grande Western railroad steam locomotive #223 to an operational engine.

Our restoration shops are located in the Trainmen’s Building of the historic Ogden Union Station in Ogden, UT. Work sessions are held there every Saturday morning starting at approximately 9:30 AM through early afternoon. Access the shops by driving to the North end of Union Station at 26th Street along the driveway between the building and Track 1 at the rear of the facility. Community Categories: Community Event
Audience: Teens, Adults, Members
Type of Event: Activities, Club
Cost: Free
Contact: Steve Jones Office: (801) 621 1970 Mobile: (414) 828 0166
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What happened? Peter Skene Ogden and his troop of trappers and Indian scouts entered the valley in May of 1825, trapped nearly 600 beaver and described the valley as totally awesome! Stumbling across rival American trappers on the Weber River who claimed he was trespassing, Ogden soon found his circumstances uncertain, if not precarious. Threatening to take possession of his booty and promising higher pay to his men, rebellion and skirmish ensued. Suddenly relieved of his pelts and men, Mr. Ogden, obliged to make a hasty retreat, inadvertently staged Ogden Valley’s first (and spontaneous) race on an out-and-back course, narrowly escaping with his life! So unfolded the unprecedented debut of outdoor adventure in Ogden Valley! Ogden never returned again, leaving behind only the legacy of his name – Ogden’s Hole.

Some 30 years following the discovery of Ogden Valley, Mormon settlers founded three mountain towns, still proudly flourishing today – Huntsville, Eden and Liberty. Denoted simply by the acronym HEL, the irreverent irony of a place so heavenly is comically fitting to the original misadventure Mr. Ogden and his Hudson Bay Co. trappers.


Read all about Ogden Valley’s discovery by British fur trappers on May 16th thru 25th, 1825!

Peter Skene Ogden’s journals –

William Kittson (PS Ogden’s chief clerk)-