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Bear Lake

Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Kansas City, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is a gorgeous, popular site within Rocky Mountain National Park and for good reason. This is a spot that is accessible for all ages and abilities to see the beauty of the lake and surrounding mountains. Must do while visiting Estes Park or surrounding areas. The park fee is well worth it and glady will support the conservation of... More

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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134 reviews 134 reviews
11 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If you are going to Bear Lake from the Estes Park side of the park then by all means make the trip. If you are thinking about visiting from the Grand Lodge side of the park I would say don't make the trip. The drive on the trail ridge road is far too dangerous and I will never cross the... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went to Bear Lake as part of our autumn color viewing expedition this past weekend. We have been there many times but I had never written a review of it. The colors were awesome and the lake is always a gem, The walk is beautiful and easy for everyone. We love places like Bear Lake. We... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Bear lake is just a short walk from the parking lot and it's wonderful. If you would like more exercise than keep walking. There are eleven more lakes you can walk to on the same trail. We brought our own lunch with us and ate it while exploring the area. Even the critters that live in the are enjoyed our... More

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New York City, New York
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176 reviews 176 reviews
68 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Once you pay the $20 fee to enter the park its best to park at the park and ride and take the bus (free). Parking is limited inside the park and you don't want to drive all the way in to find that you have to turn back. The buses run frequently (every 20 minutes) with bear lake being the... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This lake path is excellent for all to walk on. The path is level with little incline. Circles the lake.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

The Rocky Mountain National Park is an affordable day trip. It costs 20$ per car and your pass lasts a week. The view at Bear Lake is breathtaking (literally). You are at over 9000 feet and the altitude can get to you. At times I did have to catch my breath. But it was worthwhile.

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Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We hiked around Bear Lake while out in RMNP in June 2014. Post card beautiful. I don't have the words to express the feeling I had on some of the overlooks on the lake trail. If you are lucky enough to visit the Park, please make this a must see destination. Take a couple bottle waters with you for the... More

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Orlando, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Started our day in Rocky Mountain National Park by walking the path around this gorgeous lake. Buy the guide book and as you make your way around, stop at each numbered spot and read the guide. It points out the vegetation, tree types, rock formations, explains the theories as to how this area was formed over time. Because we stopped... More

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Marysville
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142 reviews 142 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I have been here several times and it is always nice, and different at different times of the year. This time is when the aspens were turning color and it was beautiful. Take the path towards flat top for a real.awesome view of the aspens.

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