Bear Lake Nature Trail

EASY 161 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 best used 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
8 days ago

Great views and an easy beginners trail for snowshoeing. The trails were covered by snow, so it turned into a "create your own path" trip. Lots of fun!

snowshoeing
16 days ago

Quick hike with beautiful views. A great starting place for other snowshoeing trails.

snowshoeing
19 days ago

Was the absolute best place to go snow shoeing! Beautiful views of the Rockies & great trails!

snowshoeing
1 month ago

snowshoeing
1 month ago

1 month 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
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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

snowshoeing
4 months ago

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

4 months ago

Not really a "hike" - more of a walk

walking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Nice easy trail, went in fall colors beautiful.