Bear Lake Nature Trail

EASY 182 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.

hiking
6 hours ago

Really enjoyed the views in the early fall!

10 hours ago

Really enjoyed the frozen lake view. Very hard to walk on the snow and icy paths. We were intent to make it a positive and loved every bit

4 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

The loop around the lake still has so much snow but that just made it more fun

hiking
9 days ago

Great hike for kids.

hiking
20 days ago

Small loop around the lake. Amazing view of the mountains with plenty of snow even in the summer! Beautiful place!

walking
1 month ago

1 month ago

beautiful place !!!!!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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
1 month ago

1 month 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.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

snowshoeing
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

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