Bear Lake Nature Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible from March until November.
A high altitude lake with views of many mountains.
Great trail if you have friends or family visiting from out of town that are not acclimated to the altitude.
Trail is beautiful around the lake. Was very crowded even in mid to late October.
It was an easy flat trail with lake and mountain views.
I also enjoyed the autumnal tree colors.
A short little walk around a decent-sized alpine lake. However, after some significant snowfall, it becomes an awesome place to snowshoe.
Not really a "hike" - more of a walk
Nice easy trail, went in fall colors beautiful.
Started my day at Bear Lake and went west to Nymph, Dream, and Emerald Lakes before ending the day at Mills Lake near Glacier Gorge. Pretty crowded for a Friday but it's the end of season so I expected people to be trying to get their final fix of the summer in :) the aspen leaves were golden and just stunning. I would love to go back!
Beautiful loop around the lake for hikers of all ages.
Very easy hike of a beautiful lake. Saw all ages and skill levels on this trail.