Description - A recreation area within the Rocky Mountain National Park that covers the section just east of the park's center.
Copyright: Rocky Mountain National Park
Moraine Park Visitor Center
- Bear Lake is a scenic alpine lake that features a road leading to it's shores. Bear Lake Road makes the lake accessible and crowded. To avoid the hassle of finding a parking spot on a summer afternoon try taking the shuttle from Moraine Park Museum. The lake serves as the terminus for many trails within Rocky Mountain National Park.
Recreation - Recreation opportunities in the Bear Lake area include hiking, road biking and scenic driving. The scenery in the area is breathtaking. Many other, more secluded, alpine lakes are easily accessible on foot or horseback via trails from Bear Lake.
Climate - Climate conditions in Colorado should be taken seriously throughout the state. Snow and ice are common on roads and trails from mid-October through late April. In the summer months snow is still possible but less common. Varying conditions throughout a given day can be expected throughout the year. Remember that summer days can typically have beautiful sunny mornings and short sudden thunderstorms in the afternoon. Please prepare appropriately for your outdoor experience.
A recreation area within the Rocky Mountain National Park that covers the section just east of the parks center.