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Address: 5000 Bear Lake Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

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We've been to Bear Lake three times now. The first when our children were toddlers, to the latest when they were teenagers and we have enjoyed it every time. While not a very big... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We've been to Bear Lake three times now. The first when our children were toddlers, to the latest when they were teenagers and we have enjoyed it every time. While not a very big area ( I would say under an hour to walk all the way around) it is just stunning to view the lake with the mountains in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Rocky Mountain Nat'l Forest is a gem and Bear Lake is a nice, easy hike in the middle. Gorgeous and easy drive through some of the most spectacular scenery you'll find anywhere.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The lake is pretty but way over crowded. There's no sense of solitude and it doesn't really represent the high idle time away. I would urge anyone who wants to have experience to take a few hours and drive north to the medicine and she truly isolated beautiful lakes within 100 yards of the road.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We arrived late at night and went to Bear Lake first thing in the morning. We took a nice walk around the lake on an improved trail. There were some good spots to take pictures and this walk got our feet under us before we hit some more rugged trails. Good place to start.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We only took two trails in the National Park and Bear Lake was very easy. The trail loops around the lake and is a good option for families with small children or those who are not interested in a high altitude hike. Beautiful, as you would expect. Parking and park-and-ride filled up fast for this and the surrounding trails. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

It is a pretty lake. All the lakes in RMNP are pretty, I believe. Nice thing is you can also walk all the way around the lake & it is only .5 miles with a 20 foot incline. This is great for anyone to be able to enjoy. Only bad thing is that the parking lot can be full a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a pretty lake easy to access. There was a lot of snow when we were there in May. Views were nice but much better at other lakes in the park.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The traffic to Bear lake was moderate but not too bad. We got there late in morning ang it's a nice place to take your camera, trail snack and as short or long of a trail hike as you want. Parking was limited but patience will get you a spot. Handicapped parking was always empty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is definitely a beautiful part of the National Park and so it's popular. There are several trail heads that leave from this area, so the parking lot fills up quickly. Once it's full, your only option is to ride the shuttle in from Moraine Park. The drive into Bear Lake is scenic and there are places to see, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A few weeks ago,I walked around the fine Bear Lake Loop walk.It was easy and the views of Hallett Peak and Flattop Mountain were delightful.I also appreciated the National Park Service's fine explanations of the natural phenomena in this splendid national park.

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Address: 5000 Bear Lake Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Rocky Mountain National Park

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