The Bear Lake Valley offers hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails perfect for exploring the mountains or beaches of Idaho and Utah on ATVs or UTVs. Choose your path over stream crossings or through thick groves of pines, and aspens – all the while, taking in the breathtaking views of Bear Lake. These same trails are ideal for snowmobiling in the winter .
Bear Lake State Park does not provide off-highway vehicle opportunities as ATVs and UTVs are governed by the same regulations as standard motor vehicles within the park. However, there are several areas to ride nearby, including:
- Garden City Canyon (upper Logan Canyon)
- Hodges Canyon and Richardson Fork
- Temple Canyon and Cottonwood Canyon
- South Eden Canyon
Explore interactive trail maps online to find all local trails and plan your riding course:
Equipment required for legal use of ATVs/UTVs on paved roads:
- Rear view mirror
- Turn signals
- HI/low-beam headlight
- Taillight and brake light
- Registration and insurance
- Current license plate
- Helmet (under 18 years of age)
To make sure you’re geared up and headed in the right direction, check in with one of the local outfitters for equipment rentals, guided tours, and important tips from local experts. See our list of the most reputable ATV rental services below.
Bear Lake Funtime Rentals
(435) 946-3200 • https://bearlakefun.com
Bear Lake Funtime has locations offering ATV/UTV rental service at Rendezvous Beach, and the Marina, as well as 1217 S Bear Lake Blvd. in Garden City. In the summertime, rent street-legal UTV side-by-sides to explore the nearby mountain trails. Options include the UTV 4-Seater Can-Am Maverick 1000 and the UTV 6-Seat Can-Am Defender HD8 for 1-8 hours of rugged adventure! Wintersport rentals are also available for snowmobiling and more. Serving locals and visitors since 1998.
Beaver Creek Lodge
800-946-4485 • https://beavercreeklodge.com/rzr-rentals
Beaver Creek Lodge offers seasonal rentals from May through October. Options include the Can-Am Defender MAX DPS (seats up to 6), Can-Am Maverick X3 MAX Turbo (seats up to 4), and the two-seater Can-Am Maverick Trail. Located in Logan Canyon, less than 15 miles west of Bear Lake. Enjoy on-site UTV side-by-side rentals with instant access to high mountain trails and beautiful scenery! Choose rental increments from 2-24 hours. Snowmobile rentals (during the winter months) and horseback riding are also available.
(208) 945-1249 • https://www.bloominiterentals.com
Bloominite Rentals is Bloomington, Idaho’s premier power sports rental company. Rental options include UTVs, ATVs, snowmobiles, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards – making Bloominite Rentals a four-season service! ATV/UTV models in-stock are the Polaris RZR 1000 4-seater, Polaris RZR 1000 40-seater, and the Polaris Sportsman 570 available for 2, 4, and 8-hour blocks of time.
Epic Adventure Center
(435) 946-3742 • https://www.epicrecreation.net
With locations at 2410 S Bear Lake Blvd. in Garden City, as well as Bear Lake Adventure Center, North Beach, and the Marina, Epic Recreation offers off-road rentals, including 2-seater UTVs available for 4-8 hours. Wintersport rentals are also available for mountain adventures in the snow.