Bear Lake to Lake Beirstadt

MODERATE 5 reviews
#102 of 148 trails in

Bear Lake to Lake Beirstadt is a 7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from May until November.

7.0 miles
1207 feet
Out & Back


trail running




wild flowers


no dogs

Use Bear Lake as the trailhead. The Lake Bierstadt TH is too steep and no shade. A wonderful hike in RMNP. The shuttle takes you back to Bear Lake.

2 months ago

Perfect Winter afternoon hike to kick off 2018! We were fortunate with conditions: blue skies and clear, cold but not bitter, snowy but not icy trail that was well compacted, enough parking at Bear Lake TH, and not many people past Bear Lake itself. We only required our winter boots and attire, no snowshoes or traction, even with carrying the 1 and 2 year olds. We ice skated on Bierstadt! :). Excellent day with friends!!!

3 months ago

Peaceful trail, saw nobody once we left Bear Lake. Strongly advise that you wear traction; there's a lot of ice on the trail.

4 months ago

Beautiful trail but pay attention to the weather before heading out.

4 months ago

Beautiful hike but COLD this time of year. Still worth it though.

6 months ago

The hike to the Lake Beirstadt is fairly easy to moderate. The lake is so beautiful with amazing views of the mountains. A great spot to have lunch.