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Bear Lake Trailhead
Added by krishcane

Location:  Front Range
Road Type:  Paved Road 0   (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)
Directions:  Go to Estes Park via Hwy 34 or Hwy 36 to the intersection of those two roads. Go west on Hwy 36 business (also known here as Elkhorn) through downtown Estes Park. After a third of a mile, turn left on Moraine to stay on Hwy. 36. There is a sign that says Rocky Mountain National Park headquarters entrance. After two miles the road splits - stay to the right to go to the park main entrance. The park entrance is two more miles from the split (four miles total from the turn onto Moraine). A quarter mile into the park, make the first left onto Bear Lake Rd. The sign refers to Bear Lake and Moraine Park. Take Bear Lake Rd. 9.5 miles to reach the trailhead at the end of the road.
Winter Access:  The road is plowed in the winter, during the daytime.
Date Status Information Posted By  Photos  Comments Likes Dislikes    
2013-07-18 Bear Lake Rd. is currently closed for maintenance from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. It is open at all other times. You can drive up before 9 am, and you‘ll still be allowed to return during the maintenance window - it‘s just that they won‘t allow any new vehicles to go up during that time. You can also park at the Moraine Park area (1 mile in to Bear Lake Rd.) and take the visitor‘s shuttle up to Bear Lake, though there can be delay of up to 2 hours on the shuttle during peak visiting time. krishcane         

The trailhead at Bear Lake (Added by: krishcane on 2013-07-18)

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