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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Bear River, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bear River and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Bear River:
    • 41.385744, -111.027150
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Bear River
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Bear River ...

We have found five communities that share the name Bear River.

Within Wyoming, the name Bear River is unique.

Beyond Wyoming, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these five communities, three are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Nevada County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Bear River [Nevada County].
    • Colorado
      • Routt County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Bear River [Routt County].
    • Minnesota
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Bear River is located in Saint Louis County and lies 983 miles [1,582 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Bear River that is located in Uinta County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear River
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Bear River.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Bear River lies 2,273 miles [3,658 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Bear River that is located in Uinta County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear River
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Bear River lies 2,408 miles [3,875.3 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Bear River that is located in Uinta County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear River

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bear River ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Antelope [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope
    • Antelope [Uinta County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<3> to the east of Bear River
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antelope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope
  • Argyle [Rich County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
    • Argyle [Rich County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the northwest of Bear River
  • Aspen [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aspen
    • Aspen [Uinta County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southeast of Bear River
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aspen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aspen
  • Beartown [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beartown
    • Beartown [Uinta County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southeast of Bear River
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beartown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beartown
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Castle Rock [Summit County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Rock
      • Castle Rock [Summit County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the southwest of Bear River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Randolph [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Rich County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the northwest of Bear River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 500 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Randolph<5>
    • Sage Creek [Rich County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sage Creek
      • Sage Creek [Rich County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<3> to the north of Bear River
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sage Creek. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Spring Valley [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Uinta County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southeast of Bear River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Three Forks [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Forks
      • Three Forks [Uinta County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the east of Bear River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Forks

How Far From Bear River to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Bear River to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Bear River and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Evanston, which is the Seat of Uinta County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 322 miles [518.2 km]<3> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Bear River to Cheyenne, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 19 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 13 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,790 miles [2,880.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,939 miles [11,167.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,707 miles [12,403.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,684 miles [9,147.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wyoming

About Uinta County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bear River. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Uinta County: www.uintacounty.com/

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Bear River could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Bear River, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bear River) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bear River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bear RiverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bear River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3857, Longitude: -111.0272       In this case, the coordinates for Bear River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<7>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<8>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Bear River to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.303 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.809 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.215 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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