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Bear Lake

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Bear Lake

Area Estes Park
Park/Forest Rocky Mountain National Park
Trailhead Bear Lake
Distance Roundtrip 0.6 Miles
Elevation Start 9475 ft
Elevation Gain ≈ 20 ft
Features Lake
Dogs Allowed? No


This a short loop around a pretty lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. This is one of the most popular trails in the park.

Directions info

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About 13 miles southwest of Estes Park near the end of Bear Lake Rd


Rocky Mountain National Park Site


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