Bear Lake Trail

Antonito, Colorado 81120

Bear Lake Trail

Bear Lake Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Bear Lake Trail provides wonderful access for those who enjoy nice views and a high alpine lake. The fishing is supposed to be good at the lake, and the wildflowers are awesome, too. Hike in the fall, and you’ll see plenty of gold, orange, and red leaves as you walk the trail. Two side trips make nice day hikes from a base camp at the lake.

From the trailhead, which is just off the road, sign the register and begin hiking Trail 721. It descends about 80 feet amid evergreens to Saddle Creek. Cross the creek via a bridge, and begin ascending the steep slope. Fourteen moderate switchbacks make the climb easier. Most ascend through subalpine forest, although the uppermost switchbacks cross an open slope, where there are views into the valley below."

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Trail Information

Antonito
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6
Distance
1,700 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4-6 hours
Duration
Fishing, Camping
Additional Use
Views, Wildflowers
Features
Rio Grande National Forest, Conejos Peak Ranger District, La Jara (719) 274-8971
Local Contacts
USGS Platoro and Red Mountain; Trails Illustrated South San Juan/Del Norte; DeLorme 3D TopoQuad CD-ROM; Maptech Terrain Navigator CD-ROM
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018