Bear Lake and Nymph Lake is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 282 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Reservations to enter the park will go on sale through Recreation.gov at 8 a.m. Mountain Time on Thursday, May 28. Reservations will be available to enter the park from June 4 through July 31. The next release will be on July 1, for the month of August and any remaining days that have not been booked for July. On August 1, reservations will be available for the month of September and any remaining days that have not been booked for August. On September 1, reservations will be available for the month of October and any remaining days in September that have not been booked. Permits issued using the reservation system will allow park visitors to enter the park within two-hour windows of availability between 6 a.m. through 5 p.m. This process will facilitate advance payment of entrance fees, minimize contact between park entrance station staff and visitors and limit congestion in parking lots. The permit system will apply to all areas of the park. In the initial opening phase, the park will open approximately 60 percent of the park’s maximum parking capacity or 4,800 vehicles (13,500 visitors) per day.

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7 days ago

I was surprised how much snow was around there. I was fine In hiking boots but further up to Dream and Emerald spikes and poles would of been helpful. I survived but it was slippery

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Went on a weekday after school started so trail wasn't overly crowded. The trail was in nice condition and very enjoyable.

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Beautiful but incredibly packed even in mid-May.

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recorded Recording - Oct 04, 5:48 PM

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