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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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  • Very nice landscapes during the tour around the Lake can be done by bike or on foot, during the tour you can find deer and elk
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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,...  more »