Ogden is easily accessible from the north and south via I-15, and from the east and northwest on I-84. Shuttle service to and from Salt Lake International Airport is $30 to $40 one-way; try Xpress Shuttle (tel. 800/397-0773; www.xpressshuttleutah.com) or Wasatch Crest Shuttle (tel. 877/754-8294; www.wcshuttle.com), which will also take you up to the local ski resorts. For the best service, call at least 24 hours in advance. A new commuter train called the UTA FrontRunner (tel. 801/743-3882; www.rideuta.com) runs from Salt Lake City to Ogden as of spring 2008. The fare for a one-way trip is just $4.50. Call or visit the website for schedule information.
The Ogden/Weber Convention & Visitors Bureau maintains an information center at Union Station, 2438 Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT 84401 (tel. 866/867-8824 or 801/778-6250; www.ogden.travel). From I-15 N./I-84 W., take exit 341 and head east to Washington Blvd.; turn north (left) and continue for about 6 blocks. The information center is open Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm.
For information on the national forests in the area, contact the Ogden Ranger District, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, 507 25th St., Ogden, UT 84403 (tel. 801/625-5112; www.fs.fed.us/r4/uwc). You can also inquire at the forest's visitor center at Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave. (tel. 801/625-5306).
Driving is the easiest way to explore Ogden. The streets are laid out in typically neat Mormon-pioneer fashion, but with a slightly different nomenclature than, say, Salt Lake City. Those streets running east to west are numbered from 1st Street in the north to 47th in the south, and north-south streets are named for U.S. presidents and other historical figures. Most people define the city center as the intersection of 25th Street and Washington Boulevard.
For car rentals, try Enterprise (tel. 866/799-7965 or 801/399-5555; www.enterprise.com) or Hertz (tel. 800/654-3131 or 801/614-5005; www.hertz.com).
The Utah Transit Authority (tel. 888/743-3882 or 801/743-3882; www.rideuta.com) provides bus transport throughout greater Ogden, daily with limited service on Sunday. Exact fares are required; schedules are available at the information center. For 24-hour taxi service, call Yellow Cab Co. (tel. 801/394-9411).
The McKay-Dee Hospital Center, 4401 Harrison Blvd. (tel. 801/387-2800), has a 24-hour emergency room. The main post office is at 3680 Pacific Ave. (tel. 800/275-8777; www.usps.com for additional locations and hours). The local newspaper is the Standard Examiner. Sales tax is 6.6%.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.