Bear River Bird Refuge Auto Tour

EASY 7 reviews

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.

12.1 miles
13 feet

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly


scenic driving




no dogs

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.

scenic driving
2 months ago

Went for a Sunday drive with my wife. Great place to see many birds. Wished be had come here earlier in the spring when more birds were in the area

5 months ago

Soooo many birds. Saw a muskrat or a beaver as well. If you go in fall you will catch a lot of migrating birds. Also a great place to see the sunset reflect over the lake. The road was well maintained.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Such a fun drive with the kids.

scenic driving
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

A favorite Sunday afternoon drive. Usually see deer, and lots of birds.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

off road driving
Sunday, June 05, 2016