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Address: 5000 Bear Lake Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Nice easy trail around the lake at Rocky Mountain National Park. We recreated an earlier photo taken here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice easy trail around the lake at Rocky Mountain National Park. We recreated an earlier photo taken here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bear Lake is a beautiful family-friendly hiking area. The trail stays fairly level throughout and is definitely kid friendly. Although the elevation stays pretty level, the views are incredible. This area had a pretty large parking lot, and when we arrived in the morning (8am), there were many places to park. In fact, we initially wanted to park at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredible experience. There are no words to describe the absolute beauty you are surrounded by while driving through the Rocky Mountain National Park. It is overwhelming. Also is true for Bear Lake as I viewed it for the first time, frozen over New Year's. Walking across it to the opposite side, I was amazed at the frozen waterfall!... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small yet lovely lake to visit, either with family or friends. Nestled in surrounding mountains, its a famous tourist attraction for nature lovers, and rightfully so.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the pleasure to visit this lake when it was frozen, and filled with snow. It feels like you are in a fairy tale. A very beautiful location that is most definitely worth visiting in the winter. The drive to the lake is also very beautiful, and enjoyable.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The easiest lake to see in Rocky Mountain National Park is Bear Lake. Very visitor friendly with knowledgable staff and volunteers ready to answer your every question. This is a hike that is doable even for those in a wheelchair. A photographer's dream. Enjoy a bit of Rocky Mountain while at Bear Lake.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great short little hike to a beautiful lake. If you feel up to it, keep going on up to Emerald Lake you won't forget it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved it. You gotta see the beauty of this lake. It's a short hike and easy for anyone. Gone the fall. It's incredible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful lake and view. They have a walk way around lake so you can walk all the way around it. Several photo ops! Other trails to see other sites from lake. A must see!

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We went in early November and the Lake was starting to freeze. Snow was everywhere. Very pretty. Unfortunately Trail Ridge Road mostly closed during winter but this is still accessible in the winter by car. Pretty busy trail. Lots of people.

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