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Address: Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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(970) 586-1206

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I love Bear Lake. It is such a beautiful lake with towers mountains surrounding it. Birds and Chipmonks are everywhere. The parking lot really fills up quickly so get there early... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Loveland, Colorado

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Loveland, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love Bear Lake. It is such a beautiful lake with towers mountains surrounding it. Birds and Chipmonks are everywhere. The parking lot really fills up quickly so get there early or park down the road where a bus picks you up. The bus is nice. There are many trails from the this location so enjoy the day. Most summer... More 

Thank 199judyd199
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am a Parks person and I wanted to go on a hike while in Denver so what better place than the Rocky Mountain National Park? The drive up the mountain was a little scary and there were signs that said "Warning Winter Weather" however we didn't see any snow so we weren't sure what we had in store for... More 

Thank platinumice4sho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a must we just got back is April 23, 2017 and the lake was frozen still and snow cover the trails you need good hiking shoes or snow shoes. We were not ready for that but after driving that far we did it anyway. It was amazing there was even a snow man someone made. We did the... More 

Thank Gloria G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is stunning. We went on April 21 and the trail was almost entirely full of snow, some of which was packed down and slippery so plan accordingly. We had hiking boots and did fine. Others were coming off the trail in tennis shoes, birkenstocks, etc. I'm not sure those are the best for this. The weather was on... More 

Thank Ruth D
Greeley, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and easily accessible. I suggest hiking further and going up to see Dream Lake as well! It is stunning!

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Rockwall, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove up to Bear Lake and parked in the large parking lot. You could tell by the amount of cars that this was a very popular spot. People were there to hike, do some cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. The entrance was quite icy and slippery with packed snow and ice. The trail was not too very long to... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

Bear Lake is simply beautiful, and is surrounded by a backdrop of Hallett Peak. I believe if you were to hang around this sight all day, you could take hundreds of beautiful pictures each looking very different based upon time of day and location. It's a very easy walk around and a good warmup for a hike to some of... More 

Thank Joe V
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

We visited Bear Lake in March and thankfully had a nice and sunny Saturday. The roads were clear and the sun was out making for a great day for pictures. Most people seem to get here early in the day, so if you're not an early bird go visit some of the other sights in the park and then see... More 

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Reviewed February 16, 2017

In my two cents...Just Amazing!!!! I visited this place on 21st Jan 2017 when the lake was frozen white as you can see in the pics attached. This lake is best place to go for snowshoeing. One of the must go place if you visit RMNP. Some important things to know are: 1. You may not get the parking space... More 

Thank gaurav g
Fresno, California
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

Bear Lake Trailhead is very close to Glacier Gorge Trailhead. Although there is a big parking lot, this is a very scenic trailhead and a popular destination in Rocky Mountain National Park and thus parking spaces are mostly available only during early or late times of the day. You should park at Este Park Visitor Center and take free shuttle... More 

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