The Travel Essentials

Private Property

Morgan Valley boasts the highest percentage of privately owned land in Utah. This includes ranches and family farms dedicated to livestock and sheep farming, and field crops. With 15 major streams flowing into the Weber River, harvests are plentiful!
To respect these vital agricultural spaces, visitors are not permitted on private property at any time. Some families and local outfitters facilitate outdoor experiences such as horse-drawn wagon rides and snowshoeing on these private lands — experiences worth exploring! For hiking, trail running, and cross-country skiing, adventurers are encouraged to stick to approved public routes at state and local parks.

Weather in Morgan Valley

We get four distinct seasons, which is perfect for lots of activities!

Our summers are warm and mild. Evenings get cooler.

The average rainfall is 20.8 inches and we have an average of 96 rainy days. That’s wetter than other parts of Utah! During the summer, intermittent rain can last for several hours every few days.

Our winters are freezing and with a median annual snowfall of 318.8 inches, very snowy! The snowiest days typically span between December through February.

Morgan Valley Average Temperature chart

Responsible Travel in Utah

Each person who visits Morgan Valley leaves an impact. Do your part to keep Utah Forever Mighty and follow the Leave No Trace principles:

  1. Know Before You Go
  2. Stick to Trails and “Overnight Right”
  3. Trash Your Trash
  4. Protect Indigenous Cultural Heritage
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Keep Wildlife Wild
  7. Share Our Parks, Trails and Roads

Learn more and get planning information at


Morgan Valley is full of curves and mountain driving and sometimes, unexpected weather. Make your visit a safe one.

Handling Altitude

With altitudes ranging from 5,200’ in Morgan to max elevation of 9,465’ at Snowbasin, Morgan Valley is considered high altitude. Visitors occasionally feel the effects of this change.

If you’re visiting for the first time or coming from lower elevations, here are our key tips:

  • Stay hydrated. Carry more water than you think, especially if you’re embarking on an outdoor adventure or heading to Snowbasin.
  • Pace yourself on the trail and at the gym. If you’re checking out one of the local gyms, skiing, or going on a hike, run, or skiing in the area, ease into your activity and adjust as needed. The reduced oxygen levels can make you feel more winded.
  • Stop while you’re ahead. If you’re feeling nauseous, tired, dizzy, or have a sudden headache, listen to your body and get to a lower altitude right away.

Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question about the Valley? Here are answers to some common questions.

The town was named in honor of Jedediah Morgan Grant, an early leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Grant led the construction of a road through Weber Canyon.

I-84: Runs east-west through Morgan Valley. The highway carries you from Snowbasin and Mountain in Northeast, through Morgan (Central), and extends to Weber River Access (Northeast) in Henefer.

SR-65: Links Morgan to East Canyon State Park and the Mormon Flat Historical Trail.

SR-66: Connects the Weber River Access in Henefer to the Southeast region.

SR-167: Splits off from W Old Hwy Road, which cuts through Mountain Green. Following SR-167 N takes you to Snowbasin Resort.

Access Lost Creek State Park in Northeast by following E Henefer Road and taking a quick right and then a quick left in Croydon, turning onto N 6900 E. up to Lost Creek Road.

Absolutely! You can filter and search for family-friendly activities under the Play and Eat pages. Several annual events have fun options for kids and teens, too.

Yes! Head to our Groups page to get recommendations and start your planning.

The Utes and Shoshone people — the latter who called the region “Where the water flows,” were the first recorded inhabitants. They camped in the valleys and along the rivers. In the early 19th century, fur trappers and mountain men began traveling through the county.

Enticed by the promises of westward expansion, The Donner-Reed Party made their way through the Valley in 1846. The Mormon Vanguard Company, led by Brigham Young, passed through a year later; they established a religious homeland in the Salt Lake Valley.

The 1860s marked a pivotal era for Morgan. Settlers arrived, taking advantage of the city’s prime location along the nation’s newly constructed transcontinental railroad.

Explore Morgan Valley history

Layers are key. In an alpine weather climate like ours, weather can change in a blink. If you’re here in the early spring or fall, bring plenty of warm clothes for chilly evenings.

Check average temperature ranges and average precipitation levels for your visit.

Yes! Horse boarding options are listed under the Stay tab.

For other four-legged friends, filter and search for pet-friendly spaces under any of the Stay pages.