Graduate Guide

Recreation, Events, and Living

One Logan resident said “God built a recreational heaven here. We just built a community around it.” Within minutes of campus, there are canyons with access to hundreds of hiking and biking trails for every skill level. Also in the canyons, you can find everything from rock climbing to camping sites. Just a little further up Logan Canyon, about a half-hour from campus, you can ski or snowboard at the Beaver Mountain Resort.

With a little more time, you can drive to one of seven national parks within a half day, including the world famous Yellowstone, Arches, and Zion Canyon, along with dozens of State Parks, National Monuments, Wilderness Areas.


Logan really is one of the best college towns in the nation. It has been able to strike that magical balance between a modern metropolitan feel, with rich and diverse cultures, and the quaint charm of a small town, with beautiful scenery, and friendly people

Thanks in large part to the university, Cache Valley has a vibrant culture of diversity, holding the highest student diversity score of the universities ranked by the American Institute for Economic Research. As a benefit of the diverse student body here, there are many divers dining options and cultural events always going on throughout the community.


Cache Valley boasts cultural attractions far beyond what most communities of the same size can claim. USU is home to several museums, including an art museum and anthropology museum at the Logan campus, and all USU museums have free admission. In addition, musical performances of all genres routinely perform in Logan both on campus and off, including a tour by the Utah Chamber Opera every summer. With multiple theatre options as well, there is never a shortage of cultural events happening in Cache Valley.

Rockhaus Indoor Climbing Gym

1780 N. 200 E., North Logan

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday:
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday:
6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Rockhaus Indoor Climbing Gym allows Cache Valley residents to climb all year round. The facility has an indoor top-rope wall and lead climbing area complete with crack climbs, featured aretes, and a rappel ledge for scouting merit badge courses. Climbers at all levels are welcome and shoe rentals are available.

Cache Valley Fun Park

255 E. 1770 N., North Logan
435.792.4000 or 435.750.6552

Monday-Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Cache Valley Fun Park is the home of a bowling alley, roller blading rink, laser tag arena, arcade, and many pool tables. On Monday and Wednesday nights from 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m., the roller blading rink is used as a floor for country swing dancing.


If you are an exercise enthusiast, Cache Valley is the place for you! Countless running and biking events begin or end in the Logan area. Some of the most notable are the Lotoja Classic (September), Ragnar (June), and the Nordic Track Top of Utah Marathon (September).

Ellen Eccles Theatre

Cache Valley Center for the Arts
43 South Main St., Logan

Ellen Eccles Theatre opened in 1923 and seats 1,100 people. This theatre is the hub for artistic creativity in Cache Valley. Premier artists and touring Broadway productions frequent the theatre from September to May. During the summer, the world-famous Utah Festival Opera performs. The Ellen Eccles Theatre is perfect for art connoisseurs and novices alike.

Old Ephraim's Mountain Man Rendezvous

Blacksmith Fork Canyon
Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Old Ephraim's Mountain Man Rendezvous is one of the largest gatherings of mountain men in the West. The event takes place Memorial Day weekend and provides activities such as archery, shooting, kids' games, candy canons, Dutch oven cooking, and Trader's Row. This event re-creates an era that is a large part of Utah's history. Mark your calendars for the celebration of rugged spirit and adventure.

George S. Eccles Ice Center

2825 N. 200 E., North Logan
435.787.2288; Call for hours

George S. Eccles Ice Center is home to Cache Valley's Olympic-size indoor ice rink. The Ice Center is open year-round and offers a variety of classes for skaters of all ages. Whether you want to sign up for a class or take advantage of the public skate hours, the George S. Eccles Ice Center provides wholesome entertainment for Logan residents.

The Jump Zone

1510 North 200 West
Logan, Utah 84321

Mon - Thu: 3:00 pm -10:00 pm
Fri: 2:00 pm-12:00 am
Sat: 10:00 am-11:00 pm

Cache Valley's first and only trampoline park. We have over 10,000 sq./ft of trampolines, foam pits, dodge ball and basketball courts!

Beaver Mountain Ski Resort

1351 East 700 North
Logan, Utah 84321
Phone: 435.753.0921
Snow Line: 435.753.4822

Beaver Mountain Ski Resort's excellent runs, friendly atmosphere and low prices make it a popular destination for locals - some say it is one of Utah's best-kept secrets. It has been family-owned and operated since 1939, making it the oldest continuously owned family ski area in the US. Downhill skiing and snowboarding are major winter activities but there are also excellent cross-country ski and snowmobile trails nearby.

Logan River Golf Course

550 West 1000 South
Logan, UT 84321

Summer :Monday through Sunday
6:00 am to 7:30 pm

Winter: Monday through Sunday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

The 18-hole "Logan River" course at the Logan River Golf Course facility in Logan, Utah features 6,502 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71 . The course rating is 70.5 and it has a slope rating of 124 on rye grass. Designed by Robert Muir Graves, ASGCA, the Logan River golf course opened in 1993. Jeffrey B. John manages the course as the head golf professional.