Bear Lake

Suggestions? Local tips? Tell us!


92 mi 148 km

Hikes

93 mi 149 km

Trails
Gems
5 Gems

Easy Trails
15 Trails
Intermediate Trails
24 Trails
Hard Trails
5 Trails

Food and Drink

After the Hike: Local Favorites

Dunraven Inn You must get their special especially when it is fresh seafood! The muscles for an app were superb and an Irish coffee for dessert finished it off beautifully.
The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern Go forth and let all the people eat bacon wrapped, garlic stuffed dates
Sundeck Restaurant Best apple pie ever!
Baba's burgers, gyros & more Place looked deserted when I first pulled up(on a Friday afternoon) but I am glad I didn't let that deter me. Ordered an elk burger and fried zucchini. It was all delicious! Definitely recommend!
Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Taphouse Pulled pork was the best but so were the ribs, brisket, and bread pudding
Donut Haus Nothing Gluten Free. C'mon Donut Haus...get it together. For those of us who can't have gluten.
Big Horn Restaurant Blueberry pancakes -the best blueberry pancakes anywhere!
Wapiti Colorado Pub Wish I had come here sooner on my trip to Estes Park. Found fajitas as YUM! Nice staff, good authentic vibe.
The Grubsteak Restaurant Best burger I have ever had ! It was a Bourbon glaze and onion straw Yak burger. Amazing. Will come back everytime I'm in Colorado
Inkwell & Brew Exceptional atmosphere, exceptional coffee, exceptional people!
Nepal's Cafe Great food and exceedingly friendly!
La Cabana Mexican Bar & Grill La Cabana Mexican Bar & Grill1
Claire's On The Park There may be a wait at other places, but you should probably just go to one of those other places and wait.
225 Park Ln, Estes Park CO — (970) 586-9564
Mama Rose's Come in the warm weather and sit on the balcony by the river. Really affordable wine by the bottle selection too.
Poppy's Pizza & Grill Here with a large group? Don't worry about paying extra gratuity. Poppy's has a policy of not charging extra for a large party!
Ed's Cantina & Grill Address is spelled wrong, it's Elkhorn.
The Egg & I Restaurants Bacon is amazing here.
Peppers Fresh & Fast Mexican Grill Get the diablo hot sauce! Incredible
You Need Pie Piegasm... That is all
Estes Park Pie Shop Not just about great pie. The diner food here is awesome. Pot pie and Mac and cheese is yummy!
Multi-pitch Rock Climbing: Eldorado Canyon -1/2 day: May 26 - Boulder: Eldorado Canyon State Park
Join our professional rock instructors and learn the finer points of multi-pitch rock climbing in one of Colorado's most famous rock climbing destinations. Details
Introduction to Map & Compass Class - Level 1: May 27 - Boulder: South Mesa
In this class you'll learn to read map contour lines and translate them to the actual terrain. With your compass we'll teach you about magnetic north, true north and declination. Then we'll put it all together to pinpoint your location and plan your route. Details
View All Adventures

REI Adventures

Iceland Winter Adventure
Reykjavik, Iceland
Yosemite Backpacking - The High Country
Yosemite National Park, California

Area suggestions or local tips? Tell us!

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Share what you know about this area with the community.

Weather Averages


High

 

Low

 

Precip

 

Days w/

 

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Building Map
Loading Map Data
Map Settings
Featured Hike
Trail
Featured Hikes
Trails

Gems in Bear Lake - 5

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Add Your Gems!

Featured Hikes in Bear Lake - 11

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Add Your Hikes!

Trails in Bear Lake - 33

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Add Your Trails!

Estes Park, CO
3.2 mi 5.2 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
Update
1.3 mi 2.1 km
#2 Estes Cone Trail
Estes Park, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
Update
0.9 mi 1.4 km
#3 Chasm Lake Trail
Estes Park, CO
0.9 mi 1.4 km Estes Park, CO
Minor Issues
Update
Snowy, Mostly Dry - Fair amount of snow after the first mile or so. Bring gaiters and spikes. It's packed down pretty well so minimal post holing. ...
15 days ago
Estes Park, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km Estes Park, CO
Minor Issues
Update
Some Mud, Icy, Fallen Trees
54 days ago
Estes Park, CO
4.2 mi 6.7 km Estes Park, CO
All Clear
Update
Snowy - Lots of snow! Snow shoes not required but needed to get to the top in a reasonable time!
78 days ago
Estes Park, CO
4.0 mi 6.4 km Estes Park, CO
All Clear
Update
Snowy - Lakes are frozen
63 days ago
1.0 mi 1.6 km
#7 Dream Lake Trail
Estes Park, CO
1.0 mi 1.6 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
Update
4.1 mi 6.5 km
#8 Loch Vale Trail
Estes Park, CO
4.1 mi 6.5 km Estes Park, CO
Minor Issues
Update
Snowy, Icy, Fallen Trees - 2/24/17 - High winds at the tarn. Crampons required for glacier ascent. Micro spikes will work for the approach.
68 days ago
Grand Lake, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km Grand Lake, CO
Unknown
Update
Estes Park, CO
0.9 mi 1.5 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
Update
3.5 mi 5.7 km
#11 Fern Lake Trail
Estes Park, CO
3.5 mi 5.7 km Estes Park, CO
All Clear
Update
Dry, Mostly Dry
14 days ago
Estes Park, CO
0.8 mi 1.3 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
Update
Estes Park, CO
6.0 mi 9.6 km Estes Park, CO
Minor Issues
Update
Some Mud, Icy, Fallen Trees
54 days ago
Estes Park, CO
5.5 mi 8.8 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
Update
Estes Park, CO
2.2 mi 3.5 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
Update
0.8 mi 1.2 km
#16 Frozen Lake
Grand Lake, CO
0.8 mi 1.2 km Grand Lake, CO
Unknown
Update
Estes Park, CO
1.0 mi 1.7 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
Update
0.9 mi 1.5 km
#18 Andrews Glacier
Grand Lake, CO
0.9 mi 1.5 km Grand Lake, CO
Minor Issues
Update
Snowy, Icy, Fallen Trees - 2/24/17 - High winds at the tarn. Crampons required for glacier ascent. Micro spikes will work for the approach.
68 days ago
Estes Park, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
Update
1.5 mi 2.4 km
#20 Spruce Lake Trail
Estes Park, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
Update

Photos of Bear Lake - 209

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Add Your Photos!

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking