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Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
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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  • Beautiful lake with a short trail around it. Benches to sit and relax and great picture spots make this stop in Rocky Mountain National Park a must see. The road to the park was packed with elk grazin...  read more »
  • We started here and hiked up to Dream Lake. We packed in our fly rods and fished for native Colorado Greenback Cutthroat Trout at Dream Lake. It was awesome! 
  • Holiday weekend and the whole National Park was very,very busy. By 9.30am the parking here was full and as we had to just turn back and head downhill again, the police were stopping cars heading up. O...  read more »
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