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Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

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The second-largest natural freshwater lake in Utah, Bear Lake has been nicknamed Caribbean of the Rockies because of the piercing turquoise color of its water. Limestone deposits reflecting in the water are the cause of the distinctive blue color of this 250,000-year-old lake. This lake and its surrounding area offer recreational activities year-round, from fly-fishing and Jet-Skiing in the water, to skiing on the snowy nearby slopes in the colder months. You can also spot plenty of wildlife and birds here, and the area is known for its raspberries. Work out when and for how long to visit Bear Lake and other Estes Park attractions using our handy Estes Park travel itinerary planner.
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  • Another great reason to visit RMNP but try to pick a quiet time to do so ! Parking was hard to come by , even more so for the poor buggers who parked & waited at the earlier shuttle stop ! Don't run o...  more »
  • Easy walk, which is nice if you plan on hauling around serious camera gear. Parking lot is very full. Enjoyed lunch at one of the many picnic tables in the parking lot. Beautiful little trout in the s...  more »
  • Beautiful hike with magnificent views. Flat and paved. Easy access for everyone. Parking lots fill fast. Arrive early.