Bear Lake Valley Historical
located on U.S. Highway 89 as you descend into the Bear Lake Valley
from Logan Canyon.
Big Hill / MCauleyRoad on the
Oregon Trail Highway Marker
Big Hill marks one of the most difficult descents for Oregon Trail
emigrants. These highway markers on U.S. Highway 30 are approximately
7 miles south of Montpelier.
Charles C. Rich Memorial
Paris Tabernacle in Paris, Idaho, dedicated to the team leader of a Mormon
group of settlers sent by early Mormon prophet Brigham Young to settle
the Bear Lake Valley.
British Settlers Historical Highway
Bloomington, Idaho, dedicated to early pioneers of British descent
that settled the Bear Lake Valley.
Gutson Borglum Monument
St. Charles, Idaho, honors the birthplace of the sculptor of Mt. Rushmore.
Peg Leg Smith Highway Marker
The story about Peg Leg Smith could be taken out of the folk tales
of the west. Rumored to cut off his own leg after being wounded
in a battle with Indians, Smith started a trading post that also
was storied to include selling back stolen livestock to Oregon
Trail travelers. Married to Chief Walkara's daughter Mountain Fawn,
Smith supposedly buried her on the east side of Bear Lake overlooking
the beautiful view and guarding a small treasure that was buried
with her. This marker is located approximately 6 miles south of
Montpelier on U.S. Highway 30.
Rendezvous Rest Stop
marks the site of mountain men rendezvous held in the Bear Lake Valley
during the summers of 1826 and 1827. Famous mountain men such as
Jim Bridger, Jedediah Smith and William Ashley attended this well
Randolph War Memorial
Randolph, Utah, is dedicated to veterans of foreign wars.