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Logan Temple Quarry – Green Canyon
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Overview
Location

North Logan, Utah

Sights

Scout Cave, Camping, Temple Quarry

Distance

2.17 Miles Round Trip

Parking Lot Elevation

5,114

Summit Elevation

5,474

Elevation Gain/Loss

424

Time Required

30-60 Minutes

Pets

Yes on leash

Fees

No

Water Info

Stream in Spring and Early Summer. Bring 1 liter of water.

Best Season

Spring, Summer, Fall

Hours

Open year round

Sun Exposure

Shade is minimal

Trail Condition

Dirt Road/ Dirt Path

Restrooms

At trailhead

Visitor Center

No

Camping

No

Food

Bring snacks as needed

Equipment

Bring bag for food and water, hat, sunglasses

GPS Coordinates

Trailhead: 41º 46′ 09″ N, 111º 46′ 10″ W
Scout Cave:41.77040 N, 111.76358 W
Temple Quarry: 41.77318 N, 111.75346 W


Trail Map:


Driving Directions:

Directions from Utah State University

Head west on E 1400 N toward Lars Hansen Dr
Take the 1st right onto N 800 E
Take the 1st right onto E 1800 N
Continue onto N 1000 E
Slight right onto E 1900 N

Destination will be on the left


The Trail:

Green Canyon is a great place for lots of recreation. It is only 5 minutes from the Utah State University Campus. There are several major trailheads here that will take you to Preston Valley, Logan Canyon, Beirdneau Peak, Mount Elmer, Mount Jardine, Water Canyon, and Cottonwood Canyon. Green Canyon has a Mountain Bike trail that follows the entire canyon road and is a great singletrack ride.

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There are lots of decent camp sites in the canyon. This is a great place to spend the night or even just have a fire.

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The whole canyon is thin and steep surrounded by large limestone cliffs. It is very scenic.

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As you enter the canyon there is a paved road until you hit the nature park and pond.

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Once past the nature park it turns into a pretty easy gravel road. Any car could make it with care.

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There is a large parking area with toilets where this particular walk begins.

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There is also a large sign with information regarding the canyon.

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From the sign hike along the dirt road. Both the cave and quarry can be almost reached by car in the summer. I went in winter when the gate was closed. It is a scenic nice walk anyway so I would recommend walking it anyways. This would be a great hike or bike for kids as well.

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You will soon pass by Scout Cave on your left. It is almost impossible to miss. It is worth the very short side trip to get to.

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The cave is only a large cavern. The walls are covered in soot because people often have fires in the cave. Sadly there is a lot of graffiti in here. It really blows my mind how many stupid people are out there.

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The view from the cave is gorgeous.

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Continue on the road again until you will see the Quarry sign on the left side of the road.

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Leave the road here and walk above the sign on the well trod path to the quarry.

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This quarry is also in a really gorgeous area.

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There are two quarry areas. The bottom one has no slabs left. Just a whole lot of rubble.

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Continue up to the upper quarry. Here you can still see some stone slabs which are what they were after up here. But still there is a whole lot of rubble.

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To get the rock off of these huge slabs they would drill a hole and fill it with powder and then blow it until the slabs broke loose then it would be taken by oxen to be used on buildings in town. For the Logan Temple alone 20,000 tons of stone was taken. In these photos you can see the large slabs that would break off and be taken for use.

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Here are some of the beautiful historic building that were built using a lot of stone from this site. The original Brigham Young College which is no longer there.

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Old Main at Utah State University

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Historic Cache County Courthouse

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Logan Tabernacle

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And the most famous building in Northern Utah the Logan Temple

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 The Return:

Return back the same way you came. It is a little more than a mile each way.


Personal Thoughts: 

This is a really easy and scenic hike. Its easy to get to as well which makes it a great choice for a leisurely walk. The Quarry itself may not seem really cool itself if you don’t enjoy the history behind it but the walk alone is worth it. Green Canyon is home to one of my favorite biking trails and some really amazing high country hikes as well so this can be made in to a multi-activity adventure very easily.

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About The Author
Josh1990
I love adventure! I live in Cache Valley, Utah. Do you have questions on any of my Treks? Email me @ joshua.oyler@gmail.com

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