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Bear Lake Trail

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0.6 Miles 1.0 Kilometers


100%

Runnable

45' 14 m

Ascent

-39' -12 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

9,537' 2,907 m

High

9,499' 2,895 m

Low

Shared By Brian Smith

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All Clear 14 days ago
Dry - Go exploring around the shore, don't just stop where the trail connects. History

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A short loop that circumnavigates beautiful Bear Lake.

Brian Smith

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This is a quintessential Rocky Mountain National Park Trail. It can easily be accessed from the Bear Lake Trailhead and is accessible to most everyone.

Description

This short trail loops all the way around Bear Lake. Bear Lake Loop is a very level, easy traveling trail that would be accessible to almost anyone. Park at the Bear Lake trailhead or take the shuttle bus. Given the easy access to this trail, it sees a volume of traffic, especially in the summer.

Flora & Fauna

RMNP is a massive park that is mostly characterized by a montane ecosystem. Here are some of the Flora and Fauna that you may encounter along this trail:

Flora: Ponderosa pine, douglas fir, wildflowers
Fauna: Elk, mule deer, moose, bighorn sheep, coyotes, black bears, cougars, butterflies.

For more detailed information regarding the park's diverse ecosystems, click HERE.

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Dec 30, 2017
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