Montpelier is a city located in Bear Lake County, Idaho. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,785. The city is largest community in the Bear Lake Valley, a farming region north of Bear Lake in southeastern Idaho along the Utah border. It was settled in 1863 by Mormon pioneers on the route of the Oregon Trail. In 1892 the railroad was extended to Montpelier, with a terminal being located here until 1972. U.S. Highways 89 and 30 intersect in Montpelier.
Web Sites and Links
Bear Lake Memorial HospitalServing the Bear Lake Valley area. Information about the board of directors and staff, facilities, and recent newborns.
Greater Bear Lake Valley Chamber of CommerceBusiness directory, event calendar, and accommodations and tourism information.
National Oregon/California Trail CenterInformation about the center and tour of the Oregon Trail.
Untraveled Road: MontpelierVirtual walking tour of this town on the route of the Oregon Trail.