Bear Lake Valley
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 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!
Bear Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau
69 N. Paradise Parkway Bld. C, P.O. Box 471
Garden City, UT 84028
435-946-2197 | 1-800-448-BEAR (2327) 277
Bear Lake Byway Brochure
Bear Lake Montpelier Chamber of Commerce
Bear Lake Valley Recreation
Beautiful Bear Lake has a network of 350 miles of groomed trails and has extensive additional mileage in marked, ungroomed trails. Changes in elevation offer terrains varying from mountainous to open meadow. The St. Charles-Fish Haven Loop is one of the most popular in the area. Other trails include: Paris,…View more
This place of worship is recognized as one of the true pioneer landmarks of the West and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1889, this Romanesque Mormon tabernacle was constructed of red sandstone that had to be transported by wagon or sled from a quarry 18 miles away.View more
The Bank of Montpelier was robbed by Butch Cassidy with his Wild Bunch Gang in 1896. They escaped with $5,000 – $15,000 in gold, silver and currency. The museum owners have managed to save and restore the last standing bank in the world which was robbed by Butch Cassidy and…View more
Summer only. This small log and wood frame building over 125 years old, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In Georgetown’s early settlement, it functioned as a local chapel, schoolhouse and general meeting hall. For many years it was a focal point for the female society of…View more
1 or 2 hour trail rides 8 miles up the north fork of Saint Charles near Minnetonka Cave in the Cache National Forest. Cross small creeks, take the horses over bridges, view the “Caribbean of the Rockies,” and so much more! Experienced guides are safety focused, knowledgeable, and provide information…View more
Closed in the Winter. The National Oregon/California Trail Center is located near the Clover Creek Encampment of the Oregon Trail in Montpelier at 320 North 4th Street. The trail center depicts the 2000-mile, 5-month journey along the Oregon Trail in daily Living History tours. They also host Conventions and Meetings…View more