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The Bear River Heritage Area straddles the Idaho-Utah border where the Great Basin and the Rocky Mountains meet. It is home to the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation, a strong agricultural economy, history-laced landscape, and abundant natural beauty.

This website is your guide to a fascinating variety of natural, historical and cultural experiences found within the Bear River Basin of Northern Utah and Southeastern Idaho. Let us share how this land and these people have enriched our lives.

Four main Heritage Regions span seven counties: 

Golden Spike Region Golden Spike – Box Elder County, UT
Cache Valley Region Cache Valley – Cache County, UT/Franklin County, ID
Bear Lake Country Region Bear Lake – Bear Lake County, ID/Rich County, UT
Pioneer Trails Region Pioneer Trails – Caribou/Oneida Counties, ID
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On this site under “Heritage Regions”, you will find icons like the ones below to click to navigate to Experiences,
Heritage Sites, Lodging, Restaurants and Shopping.

 Experiences icon Experiences - Heritage experiences that reflect local culture, past and present
 Heritage Sites icon Heritage Sites - Significant structures or landscapes where local people lived and worked, or where historical events occured
  Lodging - Quality heritage lodging, such as B&Bs in historic buildings
 restaurants icon Restaurants - Dining experiences where locally produced products are served and local culinary culture is expressed
 shopping icon Shopping - Heritage products hand made of local materials or using traditional techniques

You can build your own itinerary in “Things to Do”, and find information about festivals and other events in the “Events” section. Our interactive “Maps” section shows where these things can be found.