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Bear Lake Trailhead

Bear Lake Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Owner description: This easy, half-mile hike will take you past beautiful alpine lakes and forests.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We really wanted to take Trail Ridge Road, but it was closed for the winter season. We certainly were not disappointed by Bear Lake Trailhead. There were stunning views every inch of the drive. There were fairly easy trails throughout the drive. Overall, we had a great time and really enjoyed all the beauty of the Rockies.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My brother, 1 1/2 year old niece, and I meant to hike towards Alberta Falls but missed the sign for the turn and ended up at Bear Lake instead. The hike was an easy one with some good views. We planned on turning around to head to the falls but it starting to sleet on us so we ran back... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Bear lake in RMNP is an easy and gorgeous hike. Just minutes from the visitor center, the mountain views are spectacular. It's and easy walk of 1 mile around the lake, so easy I saw a mother with her baby in it's stroller doing it. The 2 mile up and back to alberta falls is also at the same trailhead... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

There is a such a variety from this trailhead, and we hiked last Wednesday for 3 hours on a 7 mile loop. We went to Lake Haiyaha, around to Alberta Falls, past the Glacier Gorge trialhead, back to the Bear Lake Trailhead. It was so nice. We didn't think about the last .5 mi between the trail heads being all... More

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We started at Bear Lake trailhead, hiked past Dream Lake, Lake Haiyaha, The Loch to Timberline Falls, then back out via Alberta Falls to Glacier Gorge trailhead. We took the shuttle back to Bear Lake trailhead. I really don’t think you could go wrong hiking any trail in this area. See the ranger station at Bear Lake for a trail... More

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massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Bear Lake Trailhead to Fern Lake Trail Head. 10.1 miles about 4.5 hours. Had snow and sleet with high winds. Still gorgeous. Come prepared for changing weather conditions.

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Avondale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Rocky Mountain National Park was beautiful. September was a great time of year to go because we saw snow & fog in the morning and then the sun came out later. Saw some elk right off the road. We started at the Bear Lake Trailhead and did a short hike to Alberta Falls. The trail was really nice and brought... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A beautiful drive on Bear Lake Road leading to your destination. Bear Lake is just a few yards from the parking lot and the walk around it is just awesome. So quiet and well worth the see. We came early as to be able to get a parking spot around 8:00 am.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Other than the Bear Lake, the trail that goes to Nymph, Dream, & Emerald Lakes is a little more difficult. Would NOT recommend taking a stroller on this trail. Sadly saw some other guy that was pushing one uphill and I was even more sad to hear that he was from Kansas as well. On this trail, we saw fish... More

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had the best hike of our 6 day family trip from Bear Lake to Bierstadt Lake. We are a family of four (two boys: 10 and 4). It had "just enough" elevation change, change in views, and terrain, and beauty to keep the attention of the whole family. We took the shuttle back from Bierstadt Lake to the car... More

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