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Bear Lake

Address: Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I was unable to simply select Rocky Mountain National Park so I selected the name of one of the locations in the park we visited. We drive through most of the park that was accessible by vehicle. It is an amazing site feeling that at one with nature. We walked around the bear lake trail just to get the experience.... More 

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Shreveport
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We were in the area for only one afternoon in October. The colors of fall were fabulous! We didn't have a lot of time to hike and explore but I'm glad we did this short little walk to the lake. WOW! What a gorgeous view! Absolutely breathtaking! I'd love to go back one day and explore more of this amazing... More 

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Livermore, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is one of the most popular stops in the park but in the winter it is possible to experience the frozen stillness of the lake as a sanctuary. The trail is snowy/icy in spots but with the right gear, very enjoyable. The peak views are awesome.

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Branson, Missouri
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269 reviews 269 reviews
117 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We stopped early in the morning in hopes of seeing some wildlife, but sadly we didn't see much other than birds and squirrels. The lake itself is beautiful and you can get some great pictures without having to walk around the lake. We opted to walk the trail around the lake and really enjoyed it. I would recommend walking to... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The views at this lake are among the prettiest I've ever seen! It was windy and cold, but totally worth it. The hike around the lake is very easy, but there are plenty more long and challenging trails all around. We took a 4 mile hike to a nearby waterfall and were very impressed.

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Denver
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151 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Been here both in the summer and the winter (this last weekend). While I like it better in the summer, it's also beautiful in the winter. One advantage in the winter is that you can park at the trail head whereas in the summer, you have to take a bus due to crowds. Well worth driving up to if you... More 

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Arizona
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19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It was a very short but very icy path to the lake. The lake was very nice. I think visiting the lake at sunrise or sunset would provide the best colors and view. It was a very cold and windy day, so we were able to see the snow blowing off the peaks around and above the lake.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We travelled in July to RMNP. Bear Lake is a short walk, but beautiful. Our five year old was able to hike most of the way to Dream Lake. It was, by far, our favorite part of our trip. Our three year old had to be carried, but I had been eating way too many smokes by this point in... More 

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McSherrystown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

So beautiful. It's an easy and short hike to get there and beautiful walk around the lake. I recommend it as an easy hike for your first day in higher altitude.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

went on busy weekend late october 2014 weather was warm so lots of visitors had to take the shuttle bus but was worth taking so that we could enjoy the hikes at Bear Lake.

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