The Gregarious Railfan
Echo Canyon, Echo Utah 84024, (population, 56 in 2010) (elevation 5,777’) {note, there is another Echo
Canyon in Zion National Park in Utah}

GPS:  N 40.97605, W 111.43219 (Echo Canyon Road near I-80 at exit 169)   Google map   

Scanner: Union Pacific 160.350 [16], 160.410 [20], 160.515 [27]

Railroads:  Union Pacific Wyoming Division, Evanston Sub

Description: This railfan area through the Wasatch Range actually includes Weber Canyon from just east of Ogden UT
following I-84 east to Echo UT and then following I-80 through Echo Canyon east to Evanston, WY.  This is a total
distance of about 75 miles.  The UP is double tracked through great scenic red rock formations on the north side of
the tracks. A westbound drive along I-80 and I-84 provides places to pull off briefly for many great photo
opportunities. A return trip starting in Henefer, UT (N 41.01648, W 111.48835) along old US-30 south to Echo and
then east on Echo Canyon Road provides opportunities for more leisurely railfanning.

Approximate # of trains in 24 hours: 30+ (According to TRAINS Magazine, trains tend to run fleeted with 5-6
trains in rapid succession, followed by longer periods of inactivity.)

Nearby RR stuff:  The Utah State Railroad Museum located in the former Ogden Union Station
(N 41.22110, W111.97972 ) in Ogden at 2501 Wall Ave. has preserved steam and diesel locomotives and other
artifacts.  The Station also houses a firearms museum, a classic car museum, and a restaurant.

Other nearby stuff: Wildlife watching in the area almost rivals train watching with elk mule deer, fox, and occasional

Local Breakfast:  Denise's Home Plate 49 N Main St, Coalville,  N 40.91735, W 111.39950, about 5 miles south of
Echo on I-80

Local Food:   Kozy Café, 3587 S Echo Rd, N 40.97724, W 111.44289 just to the west.

Local Fast Food:  Best choices in Ogden

Pub and Grub: Many choices along 25th Street running east of Ogden Union Station

Lodging: Best Western Holiday Hills in Coalville,  N 40.91095, W 111.40352;  more choices in Ogden 40 miles north
of Echo.  

TRAINS Article:   TRAINS January 2016