Geocaching Adventures In Ogden Utah

We live in an incredible town with beautiful trails and pathways to explore. Hiking them is tons of fun but if you want to take it to the next level I think it’s time you tried Geo-Caching. Geo-caching is a real world outdoor treasure hunt using GPS devices. Treasures can be anything, you never know what you will find.

What is Geocaching? Here’s a great video and for more check this link HERE.

So, how do you go on a geo-caching adventure?

  • First you need a GPS device or a phone with GPS capabilities.
  • Next you need to sign up for a site that lists caches like Geocaching.com.
  • You can also download an app for your phone so you can geo-cache on the go. Check out the top 5 apps HERE.
  • Search for caches near you.
  • Pick your Cache
  • Enter the coordinates in your GPS device
  • Go Geo-caching!
  • Find your Cache and trade something, add things or just browse the items for fun
  • Replace the cache exactly how you found it so theirs can find it again
  • Once home you can log-in to your geo-caching site and report on your findings if you want

What do you need to bring?

  • Your GPS device or phone of course!
  • Pen and paper to take notes and any notes about your cache location
  • An item to trade at the cache. It should be something you are willing to give away, but might be of some interest or value to another person.
  • A camera if you want to document your adventure or post on your geo-caching site
  • Water, stay hydrated always!
  • A friend, because adventures are always more fun with a friend.

Ready for your adventure? Here are some easy geo-catches to get you started! Click the images to be taken to their cache profile. 

Ready for more? Click the map to be taken to all the caches in Ogden!

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Mikaela is a transplant from Portland, fell in love with Ogden her first day in town and created Indie Ogden the next week. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her 2 kiddos and making a mess crafting. You can find her at a local cafe or cycling around town with her family.