Bear Lake to Bierstadt Lake via Flat Top Mountain Trail

EASY 19 reviews
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Bear Lake to Bierstadt Lake via Flat Top Mountain Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fall River Estates Subdivision, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
659 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

snowshoeing
4 months ago

Went up to Bear Lake with the plans to snowshoe the Bear Lake and Bierstadt Lake trails. Snow has been sparse so far this year and we were concerned that there would be minimal snow coverage and what the trail condition may be. The weather pulled through and we had a micro blizzard for our snowshoe hike. It was awesome.

Fresh snow if you're looking to head up snowshoeing soon. ENJOY!

Note: There were some ice patches on the road up through RMNP and some cars struggled.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful, peaceful, not many people today. Traction makes it better.

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing winter hike! Would suggest microspikes, saw tons of animal tracks - rabbits, squirrel, mountain lion, elk - and pretty much had Bierstadt lake to ourselves

hiking
7 months ago

Late Sept:
Relatively easy. Rocky in parts. Good aspen color around Bear Lake atm. Bierstadt Lake beautiful with specked snow on mountains in background with sun.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice trail with beautiful views! Saw a Bull-moose at the edge of Bierstadt Lake

hiking
10 months ago

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11 months ago

Harder than I expected but exhilarating all the same. Trail is snowy in parts, not as well marked as I would have liked, but quiet and serene ...gorgeous. We went Bear to Bierstadt Lake, then to the Bierstadt shuttle lot. Difficult rock navigation on the way to the lot in two spots. Push on and you'll make it.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Took the Bear lake to Bierstad lake route then crossed over to the Glarier Creek trail back to the parking lot at Bear lake. Made for a nice loop and only added a couple miles.

snowshoeing
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Awesome trail that features two gorgeous lake. Snowshoed it and enjoyed the gorgeous views at both lakes and on the section in between the lakes. Highly recommend this trail or adding this to a larger hiking loop in RMNP

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10 months ago

recorded Park & Ride to Bear Lake

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snowshoeing
Thursday, November 27, 2014