Bear River Range

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Bear River Range
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)
Coordinates41°54′41.04″N 111°40′28.92″W / 41.9114000°N 111.6747000°W / 41.9114000; -111.6747000
Dimensions
Area1,615 sq mi (4,180 km2) [1]
Naming
EtymologyBear River
Geography
CountryUnited States
StatesUtah and Idaho
Range coordinates42°8′N 111°37′W / 42.133°N 111.617°W / 42.133; -111.617Coordinates: 42°8′N 111°37′W / 42.133°N 111.617°W / 42.133; -111.617
Parent rangeWasatch Range
Borders onCache Valley (west)
Bear Lake &
Monte Cristo Range (east)

The Bear River Range (also known as the Bear River Mountains), is a mountain range located in northeastern Utah and southeastern Idaho in the western United States.[2]

Bear River Range, Utah, May 2008

Description[edit]

The range forms 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),[3] 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bear River Mountains". Peakbagger.com.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bear River Range
  3. ^ NCDC: January 2002 City/State Extremes

External links[edit]

Media related to Bear River Range at Wikimedia Commons