Bear Lake Nature Trail

EASY 156 reviews

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.

0.7 miles 52 feet Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

no dogs

A high altitude lake with views of many mountains.

snowshoeing
6 days ago

snowshoeing
23 days ago

26 days ago

1 month ago

Great trail if you have friends or family visiting from out of town that are not acclimated to the altitude.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Trail is beautiful around the lake. Was very crowded even in mid to late October.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

It was an easy flat trail with lake and mountain views.
I also enjoyed the autumnal tree colors.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

A short little walk around a decent-sized alpine lake. However, after some significant snowfall, it becomes an awesome place to snowshoe.

3 months ago

Not really a "hike" - more of a walk

walking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Nice easy trail, went in fall colors beautiful.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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!

4 months ago

Beautiful loop around the lake for hikers of all ages.

4 months ago

Very easy hike of a beautiful lake. Saw all ages and skill levels on this trail.

hiking
4 months ago