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Address: Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Phone Number: (970) 586-1206
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If you are going to Colorado, then a trip to the Rock Mountains National Park needs to be on your list of things to do. We stopped off here on our way up into the Rock Mountains... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are going to Colorado, then a trip to the Rock Mountains National Park needs to be on your list of things to do. We stopped off here on our way up into the Rock Mountains, we parked in the carpark and went for a walk around the lake which is just 1/2 a mile, there are a few... More 

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Bridge City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love hiking around this lake in any season. It is 1/2 mile around the lake with some 12, 16 and 18% grades. There are some fantastic views of Longs Peak on the back side of this lake.This is one of the must do things in RMNP. My sister,a recent foot amputation, made it all the way around the lake!

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Among many beautiful lakes I went to, this one is no way ranking at 2nd place for a major national park in tripadvisor. The highest ranking lake in a major national park should be something like Moraine lake in Banff or Jenny lake in Grand Teton.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lake is right at the trail head and is very easily accessible. The path around the lake is paved which is nice if you have a stroller/wheel chair. Lots of other fun non paved hikes start from around the lake as well

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bear Lake is beautiful in winter. It is a short hike but worth it to view the lake during the winter.

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Buckeye, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So this was my second time to Bear Lake. Our first time was to lay a friend to rest. However, this time, I brought my wife to show her this beautiful place. We were able to take the hike all around (very easy trail) and chatted it up with others along the trail. Took some awesome pictures and just enjoyed... More 

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Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place offered some amazing views as soon as you started driving up to it. Be aware that there is a limited number of parking spots and if you don't see any, you can park down further in the lower parking and a tram can bring you back here. Even if it says PARKING LOT FULL, you can still take... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a Coloradoan, I've found that not everyone has the stamina or elevation acclimation to hike my favorite trails in the park. So this has become my go-to to take people, specifically if they're from sea level. Bear Lake is beautiful (although frequently more crowded than the rest of the park). I've met some of my favorite park rangers (namely... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful, easy walk around Bear Lake. Perfect for young children to stretch their legs and get some energy out. This path appeared to be relatively accessible.

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Macon, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The altitude made me queasy to my stomach and very light headed but I'm glad I went. It's very pretty here.

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