In northeastern Utah, the city of Brigham is a favorite RV destination for nature lovers. Just north of Salt Lake City on the outskirts of one of America’s most iconic lakes, Great Salt Lake, the city is flanked on the other side by the western slope of the Wellsville Mountains in the Wasatch Range.
A city since the mid-1800s, Brigham City has grown to be one of the favorite destinations for tourists and campers in Utah. A diverse amount of outdoor opportunities and plenty of attractions, it is no wonder why so many travelers rent an RV in Brigham City.
The Great Outdoors
The Great Salt Lake, the western hemisphere’s largest saltwater lake and one of the country’s most beloved, is easily accessible from anywhere in Brigham City. Past the marshes that make up most the terrain between the shore and Brigham City, Great Salt Lake offers serene views for sailors, anglers, and swimmers.
Just outside of the city, explore the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. The nearly 80,000-acre refuge and surrounding marshes provide a sanctuary to rest and feed for over 250 bird species migrating through the continent. Hike and birdwatch through the park’s diverse array of habitats, including brackish and freshwater marshes, temporary ponds, and mudflats.
Another wildlife area worth visiting with your luxury RV rental from Brigham City is the Willard Bay Upland Game Area located south of the city. Here they aim to preserve, restore and enhance both the aquatic and terrestrial wildlife that depends on the habitat for survival, notably the ring-necked pheasant. Bring your binoculars and hike along Willard Bay to see the many wild waterfowl and critters call the game area home.
For one of the best hikes in the region, drive your camper rental from Brigham City towards Logan to hike Box Elder Peak. The mountain has an elevation gain of nearly 5,000 feet and offers fantastic views of northern Utah and the surrounding peaks of Lone, Pfeifferhorn, and Timpanogos. The 10.2 mile, lightly-trafficked looped trail also caters to horseback riders.
Right in the city, Golden Spike RV Park is a fantastic choice to spend your night. The park has 38 pull-through sites and all are big rig friendly, with electrical hookups, cable, Wi-Fi, and a fun, private playground. A well-maintained and quiet campground with plenty of shade, Golden Spike is one of the best places to park your travel trailer rental in Brigham City. The campground is a quick drive to Great Salt Lake where you will be able to enjoy swimming, fishing, and watersports.
Camp at one of the many great RV parks in Brigham City to truly take in all the area has to offer. South of Brigham City towards Ogden, the Brigham City / Perry South KOA RV park is one of the best in the region. Right near Willard Bay of the Great Salt Lake, the campground is a favorite for nature-lovers. Featuring full hookups for your RV, a snack bar, store, and a pool, this campground is a great place to start all of the great sightseeing opportunities you wish to conquer.
Exploring the City
When you rent a motorhome in Box Elder County, you have a multitude of attractions at your fingertips. See the long and complex history and science which lead to the unique landscape of northern Utah and North America at the Box Elder Museum of Natural History. Visit the museum’s vast exhibits of millennia-old artifacts, including fossils of dinosaurs, ancient horses and sharks, insects, and plants. Observe the museum’s dark gallery that casts fluorescent lights on minerals which otherwise look plain under natural light.
Explore one of Utah’s best collection of history and art at the Brigham City Museum, which brings to life the city’s past 150 years. Rotating exhibits at the museum bring in different art pieces from the region and beyond, as well as many permanently belonging to the museum. The ever-growing collection of over 10,000 objects, including more than 300 pieces done by renown artists like Florence Ware, David Howell Rosenbaum, E.J. Bird, and Russell Case.
If it's a taste of Utah history you are seeking, consider a travel trailer rental from Brigham City. Enjoy eleven city parks, travel through the beautiful tree-lined streets and shop at the many quaint storefronts. Visit the golf course, and enjoy some great traditional or contemporary dining all while you explore the Beehive State!