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61 mi 99 km of trail 12 Featured Runs

Gems 5 Gems Easy Trails 13 Trails Intermediate Trails 27 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

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Featured Runs in Bear Lake - 12

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Favorite The Loch, Rocky Mountain NP CO

Sky Pond

8.3 mi 13.3 km • Loop • 2,000 ft Ascent 609.68 m Ascent

Singletrack Estes Park, CO

( 199 )
Favorite The view to Hallett Peak and Flattop Mountain from Dream Lake.

Emerald Lake

3.3 mi 5.4 km • Loop • 661 ft Ascent 201.34 m Ascent

Singletrack Estes Park, CO

( 241 )
Favorite Sunrise summit of Longs Peak looking East. AMAZING!

Longs Peak - Keyhole Route

14.2 mi 22.8 km • Out and Back • 5,525 ft Ascent 1684.02 m Ascent

Singletrack Estes Park, CO

( 72 )
Favorite The view to Hallett Peak and Flattop Mountain from Dream Lake.

Best of Bear Lake Area Loop

5.7 mi 9.1 km • Loop • 1,293 ft Ascent 394.25 m Ascent

Singletrack Estes Park, CO

( 78 )
Favorite A rather inquisitive pika.  Unusual considering they are pretty skittish

Chasm Lake

8.2 mi 13.3 km • Out and Back • 2,766 ft Ascent 843.04 m Ascent

Singletrack Estes Park, CO

( 63 )
Favorite The Loch, Rocky Mountain NP CO

Loch Vale

6.0 mi 9.7 km • Out and Back • 1,083 ft Ascent 330.25 m Ascent

Singletrack Estes Park, CO

( 50 )
Favorite Landscape

Bear Lake TH to Fern Lake TH

8.5 mi 13.6 km • Point to Point • 1,180 ft Ascent 359.71 m Ascent

Singletrack Estes Park, CO

( 41 )
Favorite Jumping for joy in the fresh snow!

Bear Lake Trail

0.6 mi 1.0 km • Loop • 45 ft Ascent 13.78 m Ascent

Singletrack Estes Park, CO

( 50 )
Favorite Mt. Meeker at Dawn, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado with permission from Richard Ryer

Longs Peak Valley Loop

23.2 mi 37.3 km • Loop • 5,129 ft Ascent 1563.24 m Ascent

Singletrack Estes Park, CO

( 9 )
Favorite Evening Fall Colors in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Bierstadt Lake Loop

3.1 mi 4.9 km • Loop • 667 ft Ascent 203.15 m Ascent

Singletrack Estes Park, CO

( 20 )
Favorite Landscape

Lake Helene from Bear Lake

6.2 mi 9.9 km • Out and Back • 1,176 ft Ascent 358.38 m Ascent

Singletrack Estes Park, CO

( 2 )
Favorite Evening Fall Colors in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Bear Creek Labor Day loop

15.2 mi 24.5 km • Loop • 2,450 ft Ascent 746.71 m Ascent

Singletrack Estes Park, CO

( 1 )

Trails in Bear Lake - 29

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3.2 mi 5.2 km #1 Mills Lake - Black Lake Trail
Estes Park, CO
3.2 mi 5.2 km Estes Park, CO
Minor Issues
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Muddy, Snowy - Muddy up to Mills Lake and Jewel Lake. Snow fields on the way up to Black Lake. You'll want spikes if going to Black Lake
19 days ago
36 
4.2 mi 6.8 km #2 Flattop Mountain Trail
Estes Park, CO
4.2 mi 6.8 km Estes Park, CO
Minor Issues
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Snowy, Mostly Dry - Dry through the last 200 feet. Microspikes or poles recommended.
5 days ago
29 
0.9 mi 1.5 km #3 Lake Haiyaha Trail
Estes Park, CO
0.9 mi 1.5 km Estes Park, CO
All Clear
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Muddy, Snowy, Icy - Hike in the morning. Starting the trail around 8am the trail was still fairly solid, but snow packed. Hike down was muddy.
14 days ago
28 
1.0 mi 1.6 km #4 Dream Lake Trail
Estes Park, CO
1.0 mi 1.6 km Estes Park, CO
All Clear
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Dry
1 day ago
25 
0.7 mi 1.1 km #5 Emerald Lake Trail
Estes Park, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km Estes Park, CO
Minor Issues
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Snowy, Some Mud - Bring microspikes to help with the packed snow going up from Dream Lake
28 days ago
12 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #6 Chasm Lake Trail
Estes Park, CO
0.9 mi 1.4 km Estes Park, CO
Minor Issues
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Muddy, Snowy
77 days ago
0.6 mi 1.0 km #7 Hallett Peak Approach
Grand Lake, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km Grand Lake, CO
All Clear
Update
Dry - Appeared mostly clear of snow from Flattop summit
29 days ago
4.0 mi 6.4 km #8 Fern - Odessa Lake Trail
Estes Park, CO
4.0 mi 6.4 km Estes Park, CO
Bad / Closed
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Snowy, Icy - Almost died on the mountain (Joe Mills) today. The trail is covered with at least 4 feet of snow and impossible to follow. There are no tracks at Two Rivers Lake. Everything is covered in snow.
20 days ago
4.1 mi 6.5 km #9 Loch Vale Trail
Estes Park, CO
4.1 mi 6.5 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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10 
0.9 mi 1.5 km #10 Andrews Glacier
Grand Lake, CO
0.9 mi 1.5 km Grand Lake, CO
Unknown
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0.8 mi 1.3 km #11 Sprague Lake Loop Trail
Estes Park, CO
0.8 mi 1.3 km Estes Park, CO
All Clear
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Dry
36 days ago
17 
5.5 mi 8.8 km #12 North Longs Peak Trail
Estes Park, CO
5.5 mi 8.8 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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2.2 mi 3.5 km #13 Boulder Brook Trail
Estes Park, CO
2.2 mi 3.5 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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1.3 mi 2.1 km #14 Estes Cone Trail
Estes Park, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km Estes Park, CO
All Clear
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A few snow fields going up to Granite pass but otherwise clear
15 days ago
10 
6.0 mi 9.6 km #15 Glacier Creek Trail
Estes Park, CO
6.0 mi 9.6 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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0.8 mi 1.2 km #16 Frozen Lake
Grand Lake, CO
0.8 mi 1.2 km Grand Lake, CO
Unknown
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1.0 mi 1.7 km #17 Bierstadt Lake Trail
Estes Park, CO
1.0 mi 1.7 km Estes Park, CO
All Clear
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Dry
42 days ago
1.5 mi 2.4 km #18 Spruce Lake Trail
Estes Park, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km Estes Park, CO
Minor Issues
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Some Mud - Mostly clear to Spruce Lake with some bridges and puddles to hop across.
15 days ago
1.8 mi 3.0 km #19 Bear Lake - Mill Creek Trail
Estes Park, CO
1.8 mi 3.0 km Estes Park, CO
Minor Issues
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Muddy, Snowy, Icy
42 days ago
1.4 mi 2.2 km #20 Eugenia Mine Trail
Estes Park, CO
1.4 mi 2.2 km Estes Park, CO
All Clear
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A few snow fields going up to Granite pass but otherwise clear
15 days ago
1.2 mi 1.9 km #21 Upper Bierstadt Moraine Trail
Estes Park, CO
1.2 mi 1.9 km Estes Park, CO
All Clear
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Dry
6 days ago
2.3 mi 3.7 km #22 Wild River Trail
Estes Park, CO
2.3 mi 3.7 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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6.7 mi 10.8 km #23 Storm Pass Trail
Estes Park, CO
6.7 mi 10.8 km Estes Park, CO
All Clear
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15 days ago
0.8 mi 1.3 km #24 Loch Vale - Glacier Knobs Trail
Estes Park, CO
0.8 mi 1.3 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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1.1 mi 1.7 km #25 Lake Hayiaha Cutoff
Estes Park, CO
1.1 mi 1.7 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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1.2 mi 2.0 km #26 Jims Grove Trail
Estes Park, CO
1.2 mi 2.0 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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3.2 mi 5.2 km #27 Mill Creek Trail
Estes Park, CO
3.2 mi 5.2 km Estes Park, CO
All Clear
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Dry
36 days ago
1.3 mi 2.1 km #28 Lower Bierstadt Moraine Trail
Estes Park, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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0.7 mi 1.1 km #29 Spruce Lake Unimproved Trail
Estes Park, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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