Bear Lake Road, Rocky Mountain
Sprague Lake was named for Abner Sprague, an early settler. The Sprague family operated a lodge from 1910 to 1940, introducing visitors to the nearby waters, meadows and trails. At the far end of the lake is a short, half-mile trail that leads to excellent views of the Continental Divide.
Bear Lake is picturesquely situated among high peaks, from which a variety of magnificent mountain hikes can be undertaken. There is a nature trail round the lake.Bear Lake is situated at an elevation of 9,475 feet.
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Bear Lake Trail
The Bear Lake Trail is an easy, 0.6-mile nature trail around Bear Lake. Bear Lake is located at the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park and is a popular destination.
Dream Lake Trail
Emerald Lake Trail
Fern Lake Trail
The hike to Fern Lake begins at Bear Lake and is one of the most popular in Rocky Mountain National Park, although a moderately difficult route. Hikers will climb past waterfalls and other stunning scenery.
Flattop Mountain Trail
The Flat Top Mountain Trail is a strenuous 8.8-mile round trip from the north side of Bear Lake. The trail climbs 2,849 feet for panoramic views of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Lake Haiyaha Trail
Nymph Lake Trail
Odessa Lake Trail
From the Bear Lake Trailhead, the hike to Odessa Lake is a moderately difficult, 8.2-mile roundtrip that climbs 1,205 feet.
Bierstadt Lake is located on a moraine north of Bear Lake Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. The trail is quite accessible and provides a moderately strenuous climb up 566 feet through an Aspen forest to the lake.
Glacier Gorge Junction
Glacier Gorge Junction is located just before the end of Bear Lake Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. Located at an elevation of 9,240 feet, the junction is the starting point for several hiking trails.
Andrews Glacier Trail
Andrews Glacier Trail departs from Glacier Gorge Junction in Rocky Mountain National Park. The 10 mile round trip hike is a strenuous route that climbs 2,460 feet to an elevation of 11,700 feet. The trail offers easy access to the Continental Divide.
Black Lake Trail
The beautiful Black Lake is located along Glacier Gorge in Rocky Mountain National Park. The 9.4-mile round trip hike from Glacier Gorge Junction provides spectacular sights. The hike is physically challenging and can be difficult to traverse year round.
The Loch Trail is a popular spot in Rocky Mountain National Park, accessible by a scenic hike from Glacier Gorge Junction. Panoramic views, wildflowers, and rock climbing on Cathedral Wall are just a few of the other elements that draw visitors!
Mills Lake Trail
Sky Pond Trail
Sky Pond is a beautiful lake, situated below Taylor and Powell Peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park. There is a hike to the lake that departs from Glacier Gorge Junction, and climbs 1,660 feet. The strenuous route is 9.2 miles round trip.
Timberline Falls Trail
From Timberline Falls there are excellent views of The Loch. The falls can be reached via a strenuous, 8 mile round trip hike from Glacier Gorge Junction. The route has an elevation change of 1,210 feet.
Alberta Falls Trail
Alberta Falls Trail is a short hike that begins at Glacier Gorge Junction and climbs to what many call the most beautiful falls in Rocky Mountain National Park.