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Bear Lake Trailhead, Rocky Mountain National Park

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Bear Lake Trailhead is located in Rocky Mountain National Park. Use our Estes Park trip builder to visit Bear Lake Trailhead on your trip to Estes Park, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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TripAdvisor
  • With wide relatively flat paths to the lake once the snow has gone this is a perfect place to take someone who has a disability. It's close to the car park and popular but it's also a busy place so pa...  more »
  • First family trip to the Rockies, wanted to visit and do some hiking. started at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, Ranger provided information for our visit then we learned that it was Free day ! Tra...  more »
  • This trailhead is not to be missed! Will need to get there rather early in the summer time, but going now we arrived at 11:00 and had no problem finding a parking spot. The trail has a lot of snow, so...  more »
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  • Bear Lake is a lovely short loop but if you have a chance, check out the other trails as well! Parking fills quickly but a free shuttle takes you right to the trailhead. Be prepared for snow, even in June.
  • Beautiful place. Much smaller than I expected. Holiday weekend crowd ruined this experience for me. Would love to go back.
  • Lake was still frozen second week of May year 2017. Still 2 to 3 feet of snow most of the way around the lake. Easy fun hike !
  • This is the trailhead to hike to the incomparable Dream and Emerald Lakes. Beautiful in both summer and winter.
  • Stunning views. Must explore all trails. A great experience. Be prepared to spend an entire day hiking if visitation of all trails is planned.