Experience our unique and diverse cultural heritage in the Bear River Basin where the Great Basin and Rocky Mountains meet. This region is the ancestral home of the Northwest Band of the Shoshone, mountain men roamed and traded furs here, and Mormon pioneers settled the area in the 1860s. Logan is a great place to begin your exploration of heritage sites featuring everything from the Golden Spike National Historic Site to historic hotels and restaurants, pioneer trails, Chesterfield ghost town, and the nearby mining town of Soda Springs, Idaho. Step back in time at the American West Heritage Center or at the National Oregon/California Trail Center. This seven-county area straddles the Utah-Idaho border and is home to an array of beautiful landscapes including rolling farmland, the Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway, natural hot springs and geysers, and beautiful Bear Lake. A Bear River Heritage Area brochure is available at the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau.