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61 mi 98 km of trail 11 Featured Hikes

Gems 5 Gems Easy Trails 13 Trails Intermediate Trails 26 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

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Gems in Bear Lake - 5

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gem Favorite Representing the REI NP Centennial backpack at Dream Lake, looking towards Flattop Mountain (right) and Hallett Peak (left).

Dream Lake

(94) Estes Park, CO
gem Favorite Bear Lake in winter

Bear Lake

(86) Estes Park, CO
gem Favorite Alberta Falls

Alberta Falls

(73) Estes Park, CO
gem Favorite The edge of Chasm Lake

Chasm Lake and The Diamond

(27) Grand Lake, CO
gem Favorite The Loch, Rocky Mountain NP CO

The Loch

(31) Grand Lake, CO

Featured Hikes in Bear Lake - 11

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Favorite The glorious view that greets you once you near Sky Pond.
Intermediate/Difficult

Sky Pond

8.3 mi 13.3 km • Loop • 2,000 ft Ascent 609.68 m Ascent

(224) Estes Park, CO
Favorite Representing the REI NP Centennial backpack at Dream Lake, looking towards Flattop Mountain (right) and Hallett Peak (left).
Easy/Intermediate

Emerald Lake

3.3 mi 5.4 km • Loop • 661 ft Ascent 201.34 m Ascent

(263) Estes Park, CO
Favorite Sunrise summit of Longs Peak looking East. AMAZING!
Difficult

Longs Peak - Keyhole Route

14.2 mi 22.8 km • Out and Back • 5,525 ft Ascent 1684.02 m Ascent

(82) Estes Park, CO
Favorite Representing the REI NP Centennial backpack at Dream Lake, looking towards Flattop Mountain (right) and Hallett Peak (left).
Intermediate

Best of Bear Lake Area Loop

5.7 mi 9.1 km • Loop • 1,293 ft Ascent 394.25 m Ascent

(88) Estes Park, CO
Favorite A rather inquisitive pika.  Unusual considering they are pretty skittish
Intermediate/Difficult

Chasm Lake

8.2 mi 13.3 km • Out and Back • 2,766 ft Ascent 843.04 m Ascent

(76) Estes Park, CO
Favorite The Loch, Rocky Mountain NP CO
Intermediate

Loch Vale

6.0 mi 9.7 km • Out and Back • 1,083 ft Ascent 330.25 m Ascent

(57) Estes Park, CO
Favorite Landscape
Intermediate

Bear Lake TH to Fern Lake TH

8.5 mi 13.6 km • Point to Point • 1,180 ft Ascent 359.71 m Ascent

(46) Estes Park, CO
Favorite Bear Lake in winter
Easy

Bear Lake Trail

0.6 mi 1.0 km • Loop • 45 ft Ascent 13.78 m Ascent

(56) Estes Park, CO
Favorite Landscape
Intermediate

Lake Helene from Bear Lake

6.2 mi 9.9 km • Out and Back • 1,176 ft Ascent 358.38 m Ascent

(4) Estes Park, CO
Favorite Mt. Meeker at Dawn, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado with permission from Richard Ryer
Intermediate/Difficult

Longs Peak Valley Loop

23.2 mi 37.3 km • Loop • 5,129 ft Ascent 1563.24 m Ascent

(9) Estes Park, CO
Favorite Evening Fall Colors in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Intermediate

Bierstadt Lake Loop

3.1 mi 4.9 km • Loop • 667 ft Ascent 203.15 m Ascent

(21) Estes Park, CO

Trails in Bear Lake - 29

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3.2 mi 5.2 km #1Mills Lake - Black Lake Trail
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.2 km Estes Park, CO 40 
4.2 mi 6.8 km #2Flattop Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
4.2 mi 6.8 km Estes Park, CO 34 
0.9 mi 1.5 km #3Lake Haiyaha Trail
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Estes Park, CO 30 
1.0 mi 1.6 km #4Dream Lake Trail
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Estes Park, CO 28 
0.7 mi 1.1 km #5Emerald Lake Trail
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Estes Park, CO 15 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #6Chasm Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
0.9 mi 1.4 km Estes Park, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km #7Hallett Peak Approach
Difficult
Grand Lake, CO
Difficult
0.6 mi 1.0 km Grand Lake, CO 11 
4.1 mi 6.5 km #8Loch Vale Trail
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
4.1 mi 6.5 km Estes Park, CO 13 
0.9 mi 1.5 km #9Andrews Glacier
Difficult
Grand Lake, CO
Difficult
0.9 mi 1.5 km Grand Lake, CO
4.0 mi 6.4 km #10Fern - Odessa Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Easy/Intermediate
4.0 mi 6.4 km Estes Park, CO
0.8 mi 1.3 km #11Sprague Lake Loop Trail
Easy
Estes Park, CO
Easy
0.8 mi 1.3 km Estes Park, CO 22 
5.5 mi 8.8 km #12North Longs Peak Trail
Difficult
Estes Park, CO
Difficult
5.5 mi 8.8 km Estes Park, CO
2.2 mi 3.5 km #13Boulder Brook Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
2.2 mi 3.5 km Estes Park, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km #14Estes Cone Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
1.3 mi 2.1 km Estes Park, CO 11 
6.0 mi 9.6 km #15Glacier Creek Trail
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
6.0 mi 9.6 km Estes Park, CO
0.8 mi 1.2 km #16Frozen Lake
Intermediate/Difficult
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
0.8 mi 1.2 km Grand Lake, CO
1.0 mi 1.7 km #17Bierstadt Lake Trail
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.7 km Estes Park, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km #18Spruce Lake Trail
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Estes Park, CO
1.8 mi 3.0 km #19Bear Lake - Mill Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Easy/Intermediate
1.8 mi 3.0 km Estes Park, CO
1.4 mi 2.2 km #20Eugenia Mine Trail
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.2 km Estes Park, CO
1.2 mi 1.9 km #21Upper Bierstadt Moraine Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
1.2 mi 1.9 km Estes Park, CO
0.8 mi 1.3 km #22Loch Vale - Glacier Knobs Trail
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.3 km Estes Park, CO
2.3 mi 3.7 km #23Wild River Trail
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
2.3 mi 3.7 km Estes Park, CO
6.7 mi 10.8 km #24Storm Pass Trail
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
6.7 mi 10.8 km Estes Park, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km #25Lower Bierstadt Moraine Trail
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Estes Park, CO
1.1 mi 1.7 km #26Lake Hayiaha Cutoff
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.7 km Estes Park, CO
1.2 mi 2.0 km #27Jims Grove Trail
Difficult
Estes Park, CO
Difficult
1.2 mi 2.0 km Estes Park, CO
3.2 mi 5.2 km #28Mill Creek Trail
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.2 km Estes Park, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km #29Spruce Lake Unimproved Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
0.7 mi 1.1 km Estes Park, CO

Photos of Bear Lake - 302

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Representing the REI NP Centennial backpack at Dream Lake, looking towards Flattop Mountain (right) and Hallett Peak (left).
May 20, 2016 near Estes Park, CO
The view to Hallett Peak and Flattop Mountain from Dream Lake.
Dec 8, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Mills Lake early spring sunset
Jan 30, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Dancing up a dream.
Apr 23, 2017 near Estes Park, CO
The edge of Chasm Lake
Jan 26, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Tilted ice, rosy sunrise
Feb 9, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Evening Fall Colors in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Nov 11, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
The glorious view that greets you once you near Sky Pond.
Nov 9, 2018 near Grand Lake, CO

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