Traveling more sustainably is incredibly important to ensure the same experience for future visitors, but it is also a great way to be more engaged with the place you’re visiting….and it can be fun! Here are some great resources for visitors and locals alike when exploring the fabulous Ogden, Utah and all it has to offer.
You’re in luck, the all new Ogden Express or OGX is here! This clean air bus will provide transport from the Frontrunner into town including Weber State and McKay Dee Hospital. The perfect work or fun transport, Ogdenites can catch the bus every 10-15 minutes on weekdays and 15-30 minutes on weekends. With free transport for the first 3 years you can’t beat the price, find out more information on their website here. Don’t forget to take a look at the art installations located at each stop featuring art from local artists that reflect the people and history of Ogden.
Ogden is nothing short of the perfect place for mountain biking and cycling. Additionally in July of 2023 Ogden received funding for bike improvements across the city including the implementation of bike lanes, thoughtful curbing, and bike racks for businesses downtown. Numerous local bike shops are located throughout Ogden as well for all your needs. GreenBike is located at the Frontrunner Station with a kiosk allowing visitors to rent bikes by the hour and monthly passes can also be bought online for this service. Check out the Grant Avenue Promenade and the Ogden River Parkway for the perfect paved biking experience if that is more your speed.
There is a ski bus that takes you to Snowbasin and Powder Mountain running during the winter so if you don’t have 4 wheel drive, but you still want to ski, you don’t have to miss out on pow days. This is also a great resource for staff to get to the resort on those harsh weather days, or for those that are going green this winter! The bus drops you off right at the curb and offers much closer access than driving.
The Downtown Ogden Trolley is a super fun way to explore historic downtown with a little bit more Pizzazz! This free form of transportation travels between Ogden’s four main districts: Historic 25th Street, The Vard, 9 Rails Creative District and The Junction.
This rail service connects many of the communities along the Wasatch front from Ogden, to Salt Lake City, down to Provo and stops between. This is the perfect transportation option to take when attending a Jazz game, a concert, or commuting for a night out with friends. See the routes, schedules, tickets and passes, and additional information here.
Additionally Weber State students and staff have free access; they can obtain a pass here.
Walking is the best way to experience historic downtown, park your car on a side street and take a stroll for the best experience. Check out these historic walking tours and self guided tours for some extra guidance. Additionally The Corner, located on 25th and Washington, is a manned Kiosk with merch, maps, and additional information about the downtown area including staff to answer questions.
Carpooling with friends or joining a rideshare can also be a great way to make friends and explore what we have to offer. Many places encourage it and Snowbasin even has carpool specific parking to incentivize this option, providing much closer access and a shorter walk with heavy snow gear than driving yourself.
Whether you’re visiting Ogden for the first time, a returner, or an Ogden local looking to go more green check out these great systems to get you where you want to go.