Weber County, located in Northern Utah, covers about 659 square miles and stretches from the Great Salt Lake on the west to the Wasatch Mountains on the east. Both the Weber and the Ogden rives run through the valleys of this beautiful county. Ogden is the county seat and the largest city. Weber County was formed in 1852 and named after the Weber River, which was named for John Henry Weber, a fur trapper and trader in the area in the 1820s. Weber County has grown from an original population of 1,186 to a 236,640, as of 2012. Most people live in the lower valley, adjacent to the Great Salt Lake.
Weber County is an affordable and fast-growing community with a cost of living that is five percent less than the national average. Primary and secondary educational needs are served by both Ogden and Weber school districts. Higher education is available at Weber State University and Ogden-Weber Applied Technology. Convenient transportation is facilitated by Interstates 15 and 84, the Ogden-Hinckley Airport, and the FrontRunner commuter rail. McKay Dee Hospital and Ogden Regional Medical Center provide top-notch medical care.
Many historic structures still stand, allowing visitors to experience Weber County as it was in previous eras. Fort Buenaventura offers a glimpse of life when the county was established in 1852. Union Station, a train depot built in 1924, now houses museums, galleries, a restaurant, and a shop. Historic 25th Street, in downtown Ogden, offers shopping and dining, and Peery’s Egyptian Theater, built in 1924, still stands today as a “movie palace.”
Weber County offers diverse opportunities for recreation. World-class skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed at Snowbasin, Wolf Mountain, and Powder Mountain. Other winter activities include ice fishing on Pineview Reservoir, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. The Ogden Ice Sheet is a great venue for curling, hockey, and ice skating. In warmer weather, Weber County offers over 160 miles of non-motorized trails, as well as lakes and rivers for swimming, kayaking, and jet skiing. 16 golf courses dot the landscape. Residents and visitors can also enjoy hot air balloon rides, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, and more. The Ogden Marathon, Mountain-to-Metro Games, and the Ogden Off-Road Triathlon offer competition for athletic individuals. Some of the fun community events include the Harvest Moon Festival, Greek Festival, HOF German Winter Festival, Juneteenth Festival, and Cinco de Mayo. Other popular venues include iFly Indoor Skydiving, Hill Aerospace Museum, Children’s Treehouse Museum, Dinosaur Park, Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden Nature Center, and Ogden Botanical Gardens.
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