Wellsville Mountains in Cache Valley Utah

Explore the Bear River Basin

Bear River Heritage Area Region Map

A vast domain of rivers, mountains and valleys where native tribes, mountain men, pioneers, farmers and ranchers established a unique and enduring heritage. 

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Our Heritage Regions span seven counties:

Golden Spike
Box Elder County, Utah

Cache Valley
Cache County, Utah
Franklin County, Idaho

Bear Lake
Bear Lake County, Idaho
Rich County, Utah

Pioneer Trails
Caribou County, Idaho
Oneida County, Idaho

Map of the Bear River created by Kmusser
Map by Kmusser, CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons

About The Bear River

The Bear River begins in Christmas Meadows in the Utah Uinta Mountains. It meanders north through southwestern Wyoming and southeast Idaho then south through northern Utah where it empties into the Great Salt Lake. It travels about 350 miles  and is the longest river in North America that does not empty into the ocean. Learn more about the Bear River on Wikipedia.

Map by Kmusser, CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons