US Highway 89 from Montpelier travels south along the west side of the beautifully turquoise blue Bear Lake. You won’t be able to resist stopping to put your bare feet in the sand and crystal clear water. You can wade out far from shore in the shallow water along the beaches. There is so much to do and see in this beautiful valley.
Shortly after settlement by Mormon pioneers in 1863, an ominous tale began to circulate regarding a large, serpent-like creature lurking beneath the lake’s icy waters. Indians told the first settlers that a monster had attacked and carried off two of their tribe members. As a result, the tribe had stopped coming to the lake shore and bathing in the turquoise blue waters of Bear Lake. When visiting Bear Lake, always keep your eyes and ears open. You never know when you may be the one gobbled up by the Bear Lake Monster!