Bear Lake Nature Trail

EASY 174 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.

walking
18 minutes ago

5 hours ago

beautiful place !!!!!

23 hours ago

hiking
1 day ago

Took the walk around Bear Lake (0.6mi. loop, elevation 9475 feet). At the beginning of the trail, on the eastern side, 12,713-feet, Hallett Peak dominates the view; along the lake's north side, you can see 14,255-foot Longs Peak. Nice stroll, also go check out Alberta Falls and if you're up for a real hike, go on to the Loch.

hiking
7 days ago

8 days ago

This trail is just outside the parking lot. Nice views. Good place to sit and reflect. Trail around the lake is not very long, but many trails you can branch off to.

9 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

15 days ago

snowshoeing
19 days ago

Fantastic trail around the lake, offers great views! Did this on snowshoes and had a great time. We then hiked Flat Top Trail to Bierstadt Lake and had a great day!

hiking
20 days ago

First trip in 2013 with snow and ice covering the south side of the lake trail. Second trip in 2015 and then brought the kids in 2016. It's a staple to the trip, kind of a warmup trail.

snowshoeing
28 days ago

So awesome!! A great beginner trail for snowshoeing & it branched off to other little lakes & Alberta falls! 100% worth the trip!

28 days ago

Easy walk. Keep going up the trail for a more challenging opportunity and more views

snowshoeing
1 month 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!

1 month ago

snowshoeing
1 month ago

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

snowshoeing
1 month ago

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

snowshoeing
2 months ago

snowshoeing
2 months ago