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“A Must See at Sunrise” 5 of 5 stars
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Bear Lake
5000 Bear Lake Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Medina, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“A Must See at Sunrise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Beautiful and breathtaking! Lots of photo opportunities with the reflection of the mountains on the still lake. Short hiking trail around the lake with lookouts for photography or just taking in the amazing views!

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“RMNP in mid October”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Bear lake is always fun to go see. No crowds at this time of the year. A little cold and windy but you can park right next to the trailhead and walk around the lake. Only did the bear lake trail this time but it was good.

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Madison WI
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“I get it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

OK. This place was beautiful and I suppose it's easy to get too so I can see why it's so popular, but even with limited availability there were other places I'd rather go. Gem Lake for instance. We were only able to get here right before we left due to a fire in the area. Again beautiful, but not extraordinarily so.

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Upper Falls, West Virginia
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“Beautiful Lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Would definitely recommend the nature trail around Bear Lake -- very pretty lake with lots of good photo opportunities. We also hiked a few of the other trails in the area (Nymph Lake and Glacier Gorge) -- excellent hikes!

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California
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“Easy walk to a beautiful lake.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

If you want to walk a little further than a couple hundred yards you can walk around the lake. We chose to hike up to Alberta Falls.

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