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Address: San Isabel National Forest, Pueblo, CO 81008
Phone Number: 719-553-1400
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Located in San Isabel National Forest.

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Beautiful lake

Bear Lake is actually not in Pueblo, but it's a nice day trip from Pueblo. Bear Lake is near Cuchara, a small mountain town in the Spanish Peaks area. From Pueblo, you travel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2015
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Buena Vista
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Buena Vista
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Bear Lake is actually not in Pueblo, but it's a nice day trip from Pueblo. Bear Lake is near Cuchara, a small mountain town in the Spanish Peaks area. From Pueblo, you travel south on I-25, then exit at Walsenburg onto Hwy 160. Take the exit toward La Veta and Cuchara on Hwy 12. Bear Lake and its small campground... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Wonderful location and climate. Beware the bears. Just kidding. They are around but will rarely bother you. DO NOT leave food or food containers lying around. Campsite nice and secluded for each pitch. Lake is bloody freezing but try a dip if you dare. Great hikes and beautiful scenery. Drive to lake alone is worth it

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3 Thank fatface56
Pueblo, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Bear Lake is not far from Pueblo but it is worlds away because it is in the mountains. Once we were visiting and there was a bear on the road. It is a small lake but it is clear and beautiful. Great summer day trip.

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5 Thank Tom U
Pueblo, Colorado
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is place is hard to find. Dirt road to Bear lake and it is breathtaking. It is worth the find. There are two lakes in this area. The first lake is Blue lake then if you go further then you will find Bear Lake.

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Clermont, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Rain was in the forecast the day we went so very quiet. The sun was shining creating a beautiful reflection of the yellow Aspen leaves on the still lake. An easy, short walk around the lake lets you just enjoy the beauty.

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Trinidad
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130 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

I love to drive up to Bear Lake. It is beautiful. If you are lucky you might just see a bear!!!!

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6 Thank nohesitating
Auckland, NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2007

We visited Bear Lake in April and were fortunate enough to catch some snow (quite far up) whilst we were there in the "warmer" weather. We saw some elk near the bottom and I got to play in the snow up at the ranger station. Good times! :-)

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