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Bear Lake

Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Arizona
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120 reviews 120 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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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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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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Engelhard,NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This trail is an easy walk around lake hike for everyone! Advance on up to Dream lake and Emerald Lake! 6 miles round trip and I did fine. I'm from the coast of NC, over 55 and a little out of shape. i was thrilled that i made it to the top! You get to view beautiful mtns., waterfalls, and... More

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Bear Lake is a real easy short hike you hike past Bear Lake to access other lakes well worth planning a hour or a day trip

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We walked around Bear Lake. The kids enjoyed it and so did their adult aunts. The walk is pretty flat and the view is very nice.

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Brisbane, Australia
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191 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

As we walked around you could see the icicles hanging from the trees and snow in the shaded areas. The walk was easy and the lake looked so beautiful surrounded by trees and mountains reflected in the calm waters. There were heaps of people there enjoying the sunshine and natural beauty.

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Dallas, Texas
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is one of the most popular places in the park because the lake is literally right next to the trail head. If you want to actually 'hike' this isn't for you. It takes about 45 minutes to walk around this lake. It was crowded and didn't feel secluded at all. We liked Mills Lake and Alberta Falls much better.... More

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Early October visit to Rocky Mountain National Park... Snow had already began to have it's effects shutting down the Trail Ridge Road. We found many other things to do and see such as Bear Lake and Alberta Falls trails (just down the road). Snow flurries made the experience much better.... No fees beyond the National Park Entrance fee (good for... More

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