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Bear Lake Trailhead

Bear Lake Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Type: Hiking Trails
Description: This easy, half-mile hike will take you past beautiful alpine lakes and forests.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We hiked from the trailhead to Mills' Lake. It was a 2.8-mile hike to the lake. The terrain is a nice trail with some difficult parts. However, overall, the hike is moderate. You will pass many nice sites for picture taking such as waterfalls, and views of many peaks. Watch for horses since they can use part of the trail.... More

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful place to explore in RMNP. Our first day at the park, we took a guided jeep tour through RMNP and our guide suggested we check out the Bear Lake area. We returned the next day and followed both easy (Bear Lake) and moderate (Dream, Emerald and Nymph Lake) paths. All very cool with breathtaking views. Don't... More

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Apopka, FL
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It is a drive to get to Bear lake but is really worth it. The easy trail that circles Bear Lake has an amazing view around earch curve. It really is beautiful water with mountains behind it. The trail can get really busy and parking get packed. I think they now have a shuttle that will take you up there... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Super easy flat hike. We took our kids ages 13-6 and got some spectacular pictures. Kids loved the walk and the rocks to climb on. It was a tad crowded but it didn't ruin our fun. Parking is still an issue. Luckily for us we found a spot on our second drive around the lot and didn't have to take... More

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Dallas
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Nature at its best. This place is so calm and beautiful...We did the Bear Lake, Nymph Lake, Dream Lake and Emerald lake and was an amazing hike. It would be great to do this without photo stops, this being the first time had to stop for pictures during the hike. Just follow the instructions and the hike path (in summer)... More

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Witney, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
74 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The day before we left the area we decided to visit Bear Lake. We were with two ex Park Rangers and they made sure we left early enough to get a parking place. We were very lucky because within 15 minutes of our arrival the car park was full with people waiting to get in. It was early June and... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is one of the most popular spots in the park. We walked the trail to see the lake. It was a beautiful day and very cool. The water in the lake is so clear. It's an easy hill around the lake and there are numerous spots to sit and enjoy the quiet and serenity of the surroundings. Go early... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

The hike around Bear Lake is fun and easy. It's less than a mile. Beautiful scenery. It's a beautiful lake with surrounded by beautiful mountains. Docks and/or geese are usually in or around the lake.

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Curtice, Ohio
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Take the shuttle from the park and ride to Bear Lake, hike the loop trail, then move to Alberta Falls and finish with the shuttle back from Glacier. That's a great way to spend an afternoon!

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Port Arthur, Texas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went on July 4 the week and crowd was crazy but still on the trails it was not that much. There is several trails connected to this trail so everyone takes their own liking. We did two trail and liked the falls one. Shuttle bus service is awesome.

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