Recreation in the Canyon

Logan Canyon
Report on Logan Canyon as a sightseeing attraction [click to enlarge; click again to browse all pages]
(Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives, Unprocessed Manuscript Collection, 0491, Box 001, Fd. 22)

This report speaks about the changing purpose of the canyon. At first it was a place to gather firewood, trap for fur, and harness the power of the river. Later it became a place for sightseers to camp near the river, hike the peaks, and experience the wild. Once the canyon became a national reserve, those who once made a living in the canyon yielded to those who went to the canyon to leave behind the worries of making a living.