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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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Dallas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
70 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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265 reviews 265 reviews
138 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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57 helpful votes 57 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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Nottingham
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124 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We drove up to the trailhead, but the car park was heaving and the ranger turned us back. All the way from England, never likely to be here again, and we didn't see it. Maybe time to get the shuttle bus running a little earlier in the season? There were at least 30 cars hoping to get in the car... More

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Schertz, Texas
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19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a must see, a quiet lake surrounded by trees and mountains. You can sit by the side of the lake and just relax yourself to sleep. There is an easy walking path around the lake and trails you can adventure into. You can picture yourself living here getting up in the morning and having coffee while breathing in... More

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Elgin, Illinois
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46 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Our family of seven truly thought this was an excellent way to begin our hiking trip. It was a fairly easy hike to Bear Lake and Nymph Lake. My little guy (4) and I stayed back when we were on the path to Dream and Emerald Lake as it was still very snow and ice covered. The gorgeous views and... More

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Richmond, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Our family of 5 did the Bear Lake Trailhead hike to Bear Lake, Nymph Lake, Dream Lake, and Emerald Lake. This hike is a moderately challenging hike as it included some slight elevation, passing through snow covered trails, and one narrow foot bridge. However, the sights on this hike were a highlight of our entire Colorado vacation. The backdrops are... More

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