Seniors, Been to Logan, Utah?

Logan, Utah, nestled in beautiful Cache Valley, a high mountain valley, is known for outdoor adventures. One of the first things senior travelers will notice about Cache Valley is its natural beauty.

Surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains on the west and the Wellsville Mountains on the east, favorite outdoor activities in Cache Valley are fishing, horseback riding, golfing, hiking, birdwatching and exploring the area’s natural caves and arches. Cache is a French word meaning “to hide or store one’s treasure.”

Logan was picked as a top city to visit in 2014 and senior visitors will find that Bear Lake is one good reason. The lake is known as the “Caribbean of the Rockies” for its intense turquoise blue water. As you catch your first glimpse of Bear Lake you will marvel at its color and wonder what makes the lake so blue.

During summer its beautiful, turquoise waters attract visitors of all ages interested in boating, fishing, sailing and other water sports. Campgrounds right on the lake and in the nearby mountains are popular spots for getaways and reunions.

Downtown Logan Draws Senior Visitors

Logan boasts a handsome downtown area and pretty tree-lined residential neighborhoods. Its architectural focal point is the gleaming Logan Temple set on a hill near the center of town. Utah State University, with its 20,000 students, adds youthful energy to this pleasant rural town.

The Center Street Historic District is a locally prized collection of houses dating back to the 1860s. Summerfest Arts Faire offers fine art, great food and entertainment to senior visitors as well as quality entertainment with headliner concerts each evening. 

 The Shoshoni Loved It Too

The Logan area has been ancestral hunting grounds of the Shoshoni Indians for thousands of years. It was home to mountain men in the 1820s, and was settled by Mormon pioneers in the 1850s. The American West Heritage Center is a celebration of living history where activities honor these groups.

Logan is home to great examples of early Mormon pioneer architecture, including the Temple and Tabernacle, historic courthouse and Old Main building on the campus of Utah State University. Incorporated 1866, Logan initially grew as the manufacturing center for an agricultural area, but later developed as the location of several aerospace and satellite research facilities.

Logan Canyon surprises senior visitors year round and natural beauty abounds. Beaver Mountain is a popular ski and snowboard resort area with plenty of varied terrain to accommodate all tastes and abilities. Hole In the Rock is a fascinating 14-room 5,000 square foot home chiseled, sculpted and blasted out of a huge rock.

If you are a first-time visitor to Cache County, you will want to start your visit at the Logan Visitor Center which occupies the grand historic Cache County Court House. There is always plenty to see and do in Logan all-year round. Enjoy your visit. jeb


  1. Registration is now open for the 2014 Summer Citizens program – lodging, classes, tours and events for seniors coming to Logan Utah for the summer. Visit or call 1-800-538-2663 for more information on how to join, what courses are offered this summer, field trips, cultural and entertainment offerings and more. Summer Citizens is a program of the University Inn & Conference Center department at Utah State University.

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