Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

4.7
#1 of 48 in Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
The second-largest natural freshwater lake in Utah, Bear Lake has been nicknamed Caribbean of the Rockies because of the piercing turquoise color of its water. Limestone deposits reflecting in the water are the cause of the distinctive blue color of this 250,000-year-old lake. This lake and its surrounding area offer recreational activities year-round, from fly-fishing and Jet-Skiing in the water, to skiing on the snowy nearby slopes in the colder months. You can also spot plenty of wildlife and birds here, and the area is known for its raspberries. To visit Bear Lake on your trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, use our Rocky Mountain National Park trip maker.
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  • We traveled to Bear Lake on a snowy cold day. There were only a few cars in the parking lot. Even though there were 52 inches of snow on the ground, We had no trouble getting around with our...  more »
  • We always stop to see Bear Lake in RMNP. This was our first time to walk across it though, since that wasn't allow our previous two visits in years past. The lake is beautiful with the snow and ice...  more »
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  • Family camping trip and this place is gorgeous and Awesome! Toilets well maintained
  • Awesome family friendly hike around the lake with several great picture spots and places to explore.

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