Bear River Bird Refuge Auto Tour is a 12.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Corinne, Utah that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for birding and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge lies in northern Utah, where the Bear River flows into the northeast arm of the Great Salt Lake. The Refuge protects the marshes found at the mouth of the Bear River; these marshes are the largest freshwater component of the Great Salt Lake ecosystem. The Refuges auto tour route is open daylight hours year-round, weather and road conditions permitting. The Auto Tour is a 12-mile loop through the heart of the Refuge. The Refuge headquarters and Wildlife Education Center are easy to find. The Auto Tour is one way (counter clockwise). Please be courteous and pull over for others if you are stopped to view or photograph wildlife. There are many designed pull-offs along the route for this reason. There is a security gate at the beginning of the Auto Tour that closes at dusk. If you are leaving in the evening and the gate is already closed, please approach slowly and the gate will open, allowing you to exit.
This is a very relaxing drive and a couple of observation decks along the way to get above the wet lands and see how far the refuge stretches.
A favorite Sunday afternoon drive. Usually see deer, and lots of birds.