Oregon Trail Bear Lake Scenic Byway
The Oregon Trail
Take a closer look at one of the Nation's most historic pathways
while traveling the byway. The Oregon Trail passed through this
area and the pioneers who traveled it sometimes decided to stop
here for good. It seems that the area could not have changed much
since the first settlers arrived as drivers pass small communities
and wheat fields that lead up to the foot of the mountains.
The southern end of the Oregon Trail-Bear Lake Scenic Byway winds
its way along the turquoise-blue waters of Bear Lake the gem of
Southeast Idaho. Bear Lake straddles the Idaho-Utah border and
boasts sandy beaches, great water sports, fishing, boating, and the
famous Bear Lake State Park. The Lake has been a popular recreation
area for generations.
Places Along the Way
Along the drive, visitors will pass many historic towns, some
nearly forgotten. Nevertheless, the buildings erected by the
earliest settlers of this territory still stand as a monument to
the culture of an expanding country. Architecture from a different
age can be found in buildings throughout the byway. Often,
travelers will find displays that retell the stories of sites and
the people who made them signficant.
Allow 2.5 hours
Idaho State Scenic Byway
Only at the attractions along the way.