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Bear Lake

Address: Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Having spent a couple of weeks in Estes Park, we had planned to go to see Bear Lake, having looked at the pictures on the net nothing, and I mean nothing will prepare you for these views. Driving to the Lake from Estes is stunning in itself to a very busy car park, once walking around though the people thinned... More 

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Grand Island, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Rocky Mountain National Park has to be Bear Lake. An easy drive into the mountains with beautiful views all along the way. We have enjoyed the views in all seasons and it is alway breathtaking! If you are an early riser, you may even be lucky enough to see elk around the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It was VERY busy the day we visited Bear Lake, because the conditions were perfect for snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing. But even simply for hiking, it was a perfect day! I was stunned to see that the lake was totally frozen. In fact, if I hadn't known it was an actual lake, I would have just thought it was a... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We hiked from Bear Lake to Nymph Lake and then almost to Dream Lake. Gorgeous views. The weather was windy so we turned back close to Dream Lake. It was quite busy but it didn't bother us at all. We were hiking with our 7 year old and he did great. What a wonderful place! We will be back.

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Bridge City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A cold 32 degrees with lots of wind when we hiked around the lake with friends. Traction devices & poles were needed as well as proper winter gear. Our friends had never been to RMNP, so they were thrilled with the beauty of the lake. It was also neat that it snowed while we were there. We are from 8... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We visited RMNP during Winter'14. Bear lake is our best place to be in RMNP. It has wonderful views. There are many trails that can get you here. Visiting it in Winter was a great experience for me and my family.We did snow shoeing to get to bear lake from Alberta falls and the views which we saw were unforgettable.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

It was raining and snowing and way too many people for such not big of a site. the trail was full of tourists and the lake is actually pretty small for such many tourists. and hard to find parking. trail condition not that good

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

It's been a couple of years since we've been up to Bear Lake. The park has done some great improvements on the road (wider lanes and better guardrails) and the amount of restroom facilities on the way up to Bear Lake. Of course, it didn't stop some skier from peeing in the parking lot in front of us, but what... More 

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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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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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