Built in 1846 by Miles Goodyear Fort Buenaventura is Utah's original and oldest settlement. Located on the Weber River two miles south of the confluence with the Ogden River the fort offers a wide range of amenities for outdoor recreation. Fort Buenaventura symbolizes a period of western history that was the transition from nomadic ways of the Indian tribes and trappers to the first permanent settlers in the Great Basin. the fort has authentic artifacts on display and hosts mountain man rendezvous re-enactments over Easter weekend. Facilities at the fort include camping and picnic areas, a canoeing pond and a replica of the original fort.
Here in Ogden you can experience 3 ski and summer resorts, combined boasting over 11,600 skiable acres and miles of single track for those who love to mountain bike and hike! We offer a wide range of breathtaking recreation options with everything in easy reach. Whether you settle in at one of our many friendly hotels, out-of-the-way campgrounds or modern meeting and event venues, you will find that Ogden is an ideal travel destination offering one-of-a-kind outdoor recreation and metropolitan delights throughout the year. Wander and get lost in Ogden!