Bear River Mountains Article

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Bear River Mountains
0118 AspensNearWhiteCanyon.jpg
Autumn aspens in the Bear River Range
Highest point
PeakNaomi Peak ( Cache County, Utah &
Mount Naomi Wilderness)
Elevation9,979 ft (3,042 m)
Coordinates 41°54′41.04″N 111°40′28.92″W / 41.9114000°N 111.6747000°W / 41.9114000; -111.6747000
Area1,615 sq mi (4,180 km2)  [1]
Etymology Bear River
CountryUnited States
StatesUtah and Idaho
Range coordinates 42°8′N 111°37′W / 42.133°N 111.617°W / 42.133; -111.617
BEAR RIVER MOUNTAINS Latitude and Longitude:

42°8′N 111°37′W / 42.133°N 111.617°W / 42.133; -111.617
Parent rangeWasatch Range
Borders on Cache Valley (west)
Bear Lake &
Monte Cristo Range (east)

The Bear River Mountains, or Bear River Range, is located in northeastern Utah and southeastern Idaho, forming the eastern boundary of the Cache Valley. One of the mountains' sinks ( Peter Sinks) recorded the lowest temperature in Utah on February 1, 1985, at −69 °F (−56 °C), [2] which is also the second-lowest temperature ever recorded in the contiguous United States. U.S. Highway 89 via Logan Canyon provides the only major route through the mountains, and the canyon is the location of Logan River, the Beaver Mountain ski resort, and Tony Grove Lake.


  1. ^ "Bear River Mountains".
  2. ^ NCDC: January 2002 City/State Extremes
Wasatch Mountains, Utah, May 2008

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