Things To Do
The Fall Season provides endless opportunities for recreation and relaxation. Whether you want to go for an hour or make a day of it – here are some great options for the whole family.
There are several picturesque trails to explore in the Bear Lake Valley. From the easy Limber Pine Trail to the challenging Steam Mill Hollow Trail. Click here for the details of the five best hikes close to Bear Lake Timeshare. If you'd like more information, stop at the Bear Lake Overlook Visitor Center as you head up Logan Canyon. The center offers a great view of the lake, restrooms and helpful staff who can share maps and tips.
Four Wheeling / ATV Or Dirt Bikes
The Bear Lake Valley has hundreds of miles of four wheeling, ATV and dirt bike trails winding through our beautiful mountains in Utah and Idaho. Click here to access the Utah State Parks' interactive trail maps and safety tips.
Bear Lake Golf Course on Sweetwater Hill
Try out the nearby 9 hole mountain course located above the Resort. Bear Lake Golf Course is open until the first snow stays on the ground (usually Oct. 31st). They provide rental clubs, carts, pull carts and everything else you need including a fully stocked pro-shop.
Beaver Creek Lodge offers 1 hour, 1 1/2, and 3 hour rides which feature a wide range of areas, including rolling hills covered with aspens, pine trees, wild flowers, and grasses. The hour and a half and three hour rides are especially popular for spectacular mountain views. Each of these rides is suitable to riders of all experience levels.
Several restaurants around the valley are open year-round allowing you to enjoy a night out with your family and friends. Check out local favorites like Bear Lake Pizza Co., Bear Trapper Steak House, Cody's Gastro Garage, Coopers Sports Bar and Firehouse Pizzeria.
Fishing and Hunting
The fall is a great time to fish for Mackinaw in Bear Lake. These fish average around 5 pounds, but it's not uncommon to catch Mackinaw over 12 pounds. They spawn in late October, so the best time for lake trout is September 20th - November 7th.
Other local animals that have fall hunting and/or trapping seasons include ducks, geese, sage grouse, gray partridge, blue and ruffed grouse, black bears, bobcats, mountain lions (cougars), coyotes, fox, and wild turkey.
Fall is a great time to participate in or support endurance sports. In September, Bear Lake hosts the Bear Lake Triathlon and the Bear 100 Endurance Run. You can also see bikers coming through the valley on the annual Lotoja ride from Logan to Jackson Hole.