• Horseback Riding at Bear Lake

Horseback Riding

Trails in nearby Logan Canyon wind through the high mountain wilderness area. Just minutes from Bear Lake, you can be astride a horse and a million miles fromhome. As you ride through the picturesque canyon trails, enjoy nature and the wildlife of the Rocky Mountains.

Bring your own horses and there are trails everywhere in the Cache and Caribou National Forests. Many hunters use horses during the fall hunting seasons in order to help transport downed big game animals in areas restricted to all vehicles. All hay entering the national forest must be certified “weed-free.”


Laketown Meadowville Bike Trail
1150 Meadowville Rd
Laketown, Utah 84038
A 3.5 mile trail, accessed at the rodeo arena in Laketown.

Bear Lake Summit Meadowville Trail Map
U.S. 89 Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Garden City, Utah 84028
A 15.5 mile one-way trail, accessed via the Bear Lake summit or Meadowville. If you ride from the summit to Meadowville, this is an easy to moderate ride. Parking is available both at the Bear Lake summit and in the community of Meadowville.

St. Charles Canyon Trail
Minnetonka Cave Rd
St Charles, Utah 83272
At the top, you can visit the Minnetonka Cave. It is a nine room cave full of stalactites, stalagmites and banded travertine. Guided tours available during the summer.

Trail Around Bear Lake – Road Bike Route
Garden City Junction US 89 and Hwy. 30
Garden City, Utah 84028
A 52 mile loop around Bear Lake from Garden City Junction US 89 and Hwy 30.Mostly level, with small rolling hills and can be very congested on summer and holiday weekends.

Randolph Crawford Trail
549 Utah 16
Randolph, Utah 84064
24 mile Bike Trail loop.Note the numerous mine shafts along the east face of the Crawford Mountains.

Little Creek Reservoir Trail
160 Church St
Randolph, Utah 84064
A 2.5 mile trail, accessed from downtown Randolph. Head west from Randolph. This is a flat, relatively easy ride. It is very dusty.

Bloomington Canyon Hike & Bike Trail
S Main Street W Canyon St
Bloomington, Idaho 83223
9 mile trail from Bloomington. At the top of the trail is Bloomington Lake, a glacier-fed mountain lake surrounded by limestone cliffs.

Laketown Canyon Trail
441 N Main St
Laketown, Utah 84038
3.5 mile trail for bikes, hiking, horses, licensed/registered motorcycles and ATVs

Swan Creek Mountain Bike & Hiking Trail
2150 North Bear Lake Boulevard
Garden City, Utah 84028
A 4.5 mile loop trail, accessed off of US 89, from Lakota, just north of Garden City.Although this is mostly a flat ride, there are a few steep spots. The ride comes back onto US 89 through Bear Lake West and heads south back to Lakota.

Bear Trail – Road Bike Route
2176 S Bear Lake Blvd
Garden City, Utah 84028
A 4.2 mile paved trail from Harbor Village to Ideal Beach. This ride is a paved trail that follows highway 30 from Harbor Village to Ideal Beach. Wonderful views of the surrounding mountainside and some spectacular views of the lake.

Garden City Park Walkway
A raised wooden walkway to the lake at Garden City Park.

Limber Pine Trail
A relaxing one mile loop to the 2,000 year old limber pine.

Great Western Trail
A trail that extends from the Arizona border all the way to the Canadian border. The trail passes through the Wasatch/Cache National Forest and Bear Lake area.

Bloomington Lake Trail
Hike or drive via a rough, unpaved road. This small glacial lake is located in a spectacular setting of cliffs and waterfalls. During the summer, wildflowers Surround this clear mountain lake.

Logan Canyon Trails
Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway is home to several great mountain biking trails.  Whether you are an advanced rider or want to take the family for an enjoyable ride, you’ll find trails for all skill levels.

Highline Trail
A 55-mile trail accessible from Bloomington Canyon, Paris Canyon, Emigration Canyon and Logan Canyon. Open to hiking, horseback riding, motor bikes and mountain bikes.

Hodges Canyon 
The trail passes through the South Sinks area, near the top. The sinks are indentations in the earth caused by water eroding the limestone beneath.

Trail and Carriage Rides, Horse Boarding

MW Quarter Horses
795 S.W. Round Valley
Laketown, Utah 84038
Trail riders, riding lessons for all ages (large arena), great for family reunions. Horse boarding.
Phone: (435) 881-5056

Smokey Canyon Outfitters
St. Charles, Idaho 83272
Offering full and half day guided trailrides in the Bear Lake area. Lunches will be provided. We will run trips Memorial Day through Labor Day. We are licensed and insured. We are an equal opportunity employer and provider. Idaho Outfitter License #16001
Phone: (307) 885-4868
(307) 690-6322

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
Paris, Idaho 83261
Take a historical tour around Paris, ID or go for a mountain ride near St. Charles, ID.  Tours are 20 minutes long and the carriage can hold up to 18 people.
Phone: (208) 540-1491

Beaver Creek Lodge
11808 N Highway 89
Logan Canyon, Utah 84028
Lodging – Enjoy gorgeous views of the trees, mountains and meadows that surround us.  Snowmobile Rentals, Horseback Riding, RZR Rentals
Phone: (435) 946-3400
(800) 946-4485