One of the three most popular routes attempting Mt. Ogden is from the west via Beus Canyon. This non-technical route is 6.5 miles from Beus Trailhead on 46th Street in Ogden to the top of Mt Ogden. The route is mostly YDS Class 1 and 2 hiking but can go up to Class 4 depending on how you decide to scale the hillside from the trail to the Ogden Saddle. Slower hikers require 9+ hours roundtrip while hardcore, fast hikers have recorded doing it in 4-5 hours.
The route is part of the Great Western Trail System and continues down the Snowbasin (east side) of the mountain and north toward Ben Lomond/Willard peaks (~10 miles to the north).
During winter and spring, you can expect most of the trail to be covered in snow. Snow patches on the upper trail/traverse may be present from October into July.
In the spring, you have to ford the creek 4 times and it may be swollen with snow melt. The creek isn't very wide (jumpable in most places) but it may require some minor wading. The lower trail also gets a couple of small mud quagmires in the fern feilds during the spring.
During the summer, the lower trail is well shady but humid. The traverse and above are exposed. Finally, this is a 13 mile round trip with 4400 gain. Causual hikers can take upwards of 10 hours to complete the climb/descent so plan accordingly. Late starts and poor planning can leave you waterless, exhausted and finding your way through a dark forest.
From I-15, take exit 341 toward 31st St; follow signs for Weber State University. After 1.2 miles merge onto UT-79 E/31st St. Turn right at US-89 S/S Washington Blvd. Turn left at 40th St. Continue onto Country Hills Dr. Turn right at S 1200 E St/Harrison Blvd. Turn left at E 4600 S. E 4600 S turns slightly right and becomes S 1900 E. Destination will be on the left.
In general, you head toward Weber State, get on Harrison Blvd, head south until you reach 4600, turn east toward the mountain, Beus Trailhead is at the top of 4600.