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Mount Logan – Millville Canyon Trail
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Overview
Location

Millville, Utah

Sights

Mount Logan, Millville Peak, Providence Peak

Distance

25 Miles Round Trip

Parking Lot Elevation

4,925

Summit Elevation

9,710

Elevation Gain/Loss

4,785

Time Required

2-5 Hours

Pets

Yes

Fees

No

Water Info

Small Streams available but I always bring my own

Best Season

Summer, Fall

Hours

Open year round

Sun Exposure

Shade is minimal

Trail Condition

The trail is very rocky and rough.

Restrooms

No

Visitor Center

No

Camping

Yes

Food

Bring snacks as needed

Equipment

High Clearance 4×4 or OHV

GPS Coordinates

Trailhead:  41.66793 N, 111. 80600 W
Logan Peak:  41.71307 N, 111.71767 W


The Trail:

There is a fairly large parking area at the head of Millville Canyon. This canyon is part of a very intricate set of trails. There are many ways to reach Mount Logan. I chose Millville Canyon because I think it is the prettiest and most fun way to reach. If you want an easier route it can be reached pretty easily from Right Hand Fork in Logan Canyon. Logan Peak is the official name of the mountain but it is known as Mount Logan to the locals. This is the only peak in the Bear River Range with a road to the top. It is also the highest peak in the southern end of the range at 9,710 feet. The summit usually is not melted enough to get to until the fourth of July.

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The lower parts of the canyon can be rocky but are beautiful and shady. Especially in the fall time.

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There is only one fork in the road for the first several miles. Staying to the left is the main road. Going to the right is a fun and challenging side trail that dead ends after a couple miles. It is beautiful and very rocky.

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The trail to the left continues up Millville canyon. This road is full of loose rock and beats you up pretty good but is not hard to navigate. The ride here is very beautiful. I did it in the fall and the colors were amazing! We have also been here when there is snow which was a beautiful contrast to the colors. You will pass through several large aspen groves.

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There is a pretty view of Millville Peak as your circle around it. For info on climbing the peak see our trek:

http://thetrekplanner.com/millville-peak-cache-county/

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You will soon crest the canyon. There will be a short trail to the right leading to an overlook and some cool cliffs.

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This is the view of Providence Peak and Mount Logan from the crest of Millville Canyon.

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The views above across Providence Canyon are beautiful.

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We had a lot of fun plowing through, and getting stuck in the snow and got some cool photos ridge between Millville, and Providence Canyons.

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Keep heading straight and the road will eventually meet with the road coming from Providence Canyon. Continue straight. You will turn left onto the trail that summits Mount Logan. The turn is signed. Once on the trail you will start to see the top of the peak. There are radio towers on top. Providence Peak is the peak just to the south of Mount Logan.

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First full view of the Mount Logan summit.

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Providence Peak is just to the south.

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Once at the summit there is a fairly large parking area to picnic or rest. There is a large communication tower on the summit.

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The views from the top are amazing. On a clear day you can see four states from this spot. On a very clear day the Tetons can be seen far to the north. This is the view across Logan Canyon to the Mount Naomi Wilderness and the highest peaks in the Bear River Range.

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Far to the south you can see Thurston Peak and Mount Ogden.

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Also to the south are Willard and Ben Lomond Peaks.

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To the west is Big Baldy, Temple Baldy, and the entire Wellsville Range.

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To the east you can see the high peaks of the Uinta Mountains.

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There is a short side trail to the top of Providence Peak with good views of Providence Lake, and back towards Mount Logan.

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The trail used to descend the south side of Providence Peak. This was a very steep and challenging Jeep trail that is now bulldozed and closed so you will have to backtrack.


The Return:

There are several ways to return home if you want to shuffle vehicles at other canyons. You can get a trail map at the ranger station at the mouth of Logan Canyon. I sometimes will take Providence Canyon home. It is not for the faint hearted though. It is VERY steep and VERY rough. Only experienced riders or high clearance 4X4 should attempt Providence canyon. There is a giant gravel pit there that is worth seeing as well as three waterfalls I have covered in a separate Trek. Both Providence and Millville cities allow ATV’s on the city roads to return to your car but be respectful and follow speed limits.

http://thetrekplanner.com/providence-canyon-logan-utah/

http://thetrekplanner.com/providence-canyon-waterfalls/

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Personal Thoughts: 

I have spent a lot of time in these mountains. They are beautiful and have 100’s of miles of interconnected trails. Mount Logan is an awesome place that always gives gorgeous views. Millville Canyon is in my opinion the prettiest most worth while way to get there. I highly recommend this to anyone. You could easily camp here and have several days worth of riding or off roading.

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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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