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Address: Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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(970) 586-1206
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Not as viewable during Winter

After seeing a TV post about "wildlife" up at Rocky Mountain National Park, we decided to check it out. After about a 2 hour drive from Golden, CO to Estes Park via Boulder, CO... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
Terry S
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Arlington, Texas
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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

After seeing a TV post about "wildlife" up at Rocky Mountain National Park, we decided to check it out. After about a 2 hour drive from Golden, CO to Estes Park via Boulder, CO - we got to the park. Very cold and lots of snow. Headed into the park and first off the main entrance is the side road... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We loved every minute we spent at Bear Park. We snowshoed here with our family and the trails were easily accessible and well marked. The weather was amazing and that contributes to our overall great experience.

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Hiked the lakes here and loved the stunning scenery. The weather wasn't great and the trails were snowy but still busy with other hikers and skaters heading to the frozen lakes.

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Thank CK893
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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 29 November 2016

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 24 November 2016

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 23 November 2016 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 20 November 2016

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 15 November 2016

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 8 November 2016

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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