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Bear River Range
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Autumn aspens in the Bear River Range
Highest point
Peak Naomi Peak (Cache County, Utah &
Mount Naomi Wilderness)
Elevation 9,979 ft (3,042 m)
Area 1,615 sq mi (4,180 km2)
Etymology Bear River
Country United States
Range coordinates 42°8′N 111°37′W / 42.133°N 111.617°W / 42.133; -111.617
Parent range Wasatch Range

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.


Across Cache Valley at Bear River Range in Utah
Bear River Range, Utah, May 2008


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), 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.

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