Bear Lake

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81 mi 131 km

Hikes

94 mi 151 km

Trails
Gems
5 Gems

Easy Trails
12 Trails
Intermediate Trails
27 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 Gyros are great. Small place, a little dirty, but great food.
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.
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
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.
Estes Park Pie Shop Not just about great pie. The diner food here is awesome. Pot pie and Mac and cheese is yummy!
Cascades Restaraunt & Lounge Try the ice water. It's the best thing on the menu...
Mountain Home Cafe Skillets are awesome with hot corn tortillas and extra homemade salsa!
Notchtop Bakery & Café This is a great breakfast restaurant with lots of healthy choices including gluten free options and GF bread that tastes like real bread. One of my favorite restaurants in Estes Park.
Sagebrush BBQ & Grill Feel free to bust a nut and leave it on the floor. In fact they encourage it.
1101 Grand Ave, Grand Lake CO — (970) 627-1404
The Greenbriar Inn Ridiculous wine list, deep in CA cab, meritage, Bordeaux. Love the tableside Caesar, steak tartar, and bananas foster. Unpretentious service, great food, in a historic location.
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Estes Park, CO
0.5 mi 0.9 km Estes Park, CO
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2.0 mi 3.2 km
#2 Estes Cone Trail
Estes Park, CO
2.0 mi 3.2 km Estes Park, CO
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0.9 mi 1.4 km
#3 Chasm Lake Trail
Estes Park, CO
0.9 mi 1.4 km Estes Park, CO
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0.9 mi 1.5 km
#4 Lake Haiyaha Trail
Estes Park, CO
0.9 mi 1.5 km Estes Park, CO
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Grand Lake, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km Grand Lake, CO
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Estes Park, CO
4.0 mi 6.4 km Estes Park, CO
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Snowy - Lakes are frozen
3 days ago
Estes Park, CO
3.2 mi 5.2 km Estes Park, CO
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4.1 mi 6.5 km
#8 Loch Vale Trail
Estes Park, CO
4.1 mi 6.5 km Estes Park, CO
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Snowy, Icy, Fallen Trees - 2/24/17 - High winds at the tarn. Crampons required for glacier ascent. Micro spikes will work for the approach.
8 days ago
Estes Park, CO
4.2 mi 6.7 km Estes Park, CO
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Snowy - Lots of snow! Snow shoes not required but needed to get to the top in a reasonable time!
18 days ago
1.0 mi 1.6 km
#10 Dream Lake Trail
Estes Park, CO
1.0 mi 1.6 km Estes Park, CO
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Snowy, Icy - Snow covered trails, traction needed but snowshoes not necessary.
59 days ago
Estes Park, CO
0.8 mi 1.3 km Estes Park, CO
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3.5 mi 5.7 km
#12 Fern Lake Trail
Estes Park, CO
3.5 mi 5.7 km Estes Park, CO
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Estes Park, CO
5.5 mi 8.8 km Estes Park, CO
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Estes Park, CO
2.2 mi 3.5 km Estes Park, CO
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Estes Park, CO
1.0 mi 1.7 km Estes Park, CO
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Estes Park, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km Estes Park, CO
All Clear
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Snowy, Icy - Snow covered trails, traction needed but snowshoes not necessary.
59 days ago
Estes Park, CO
1.2 mi 1.9 km Estes Park, CO
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1.5 mi 2.4 km
#18 Spruce Lake Trail
Estes Park, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km Estes Park, CO
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0.9 mi 1.5 km
#19 Andrews Glacier
Grand Lake, CO
0.9 mi 1.5 km Grand Lake, CO
Minor Issues
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Snowy, Icy, Fallen Trees - 2/24/17 - High winds at the tarn. Crampons required for glacier ascent. Micro spikes will work for the approach.
8 days ago
Estes Park, CO
6.0 mi 9.6 km Estes Park, CO
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