- From Logan on Hwy 89 through Logan Canyon to Bear Lake
- Suitable Vehicle:
- Any Vehicle
- 41 miles oneway
- 1-1/2 hours
- Drivable year round
Hwy 89 enters beautiful Logan Canyon at the northeast corner of town and runs along the Logan River past numerous campgrounds, picnic areas, fishing spots and trailheads. After about 20 miles the highway leaves the canyon and climbs past Beaver Mountain Ski Area to Bear Lake Summit at 7,800 feet.
At the summit are great views out over the large, turquoise Bear Lake. From the summit the road winds down through sharp switchbacks to Garden City on the western shore of the lake. The route is especially attractive in fall when the lower canyon maples wear a bright crimson and higher mountain aspen sport gold.
If you have extra time, you may wish to explore Rick's Spring, 18 miles on the left. Rick's Spring is a small cave from which crystal clear water flows (of course, treat the water before drinking).