Bear Lake Trail

Bear Lake Trail is a 6 mile out and back trail located near Antonito, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking & walking and is accessible from June until September.

6.0 miles Out & Back 1800 feet
hiking walking lake
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Directions from Antonito, Colorado: Travel west on Colorado Highway 17 for approximately 22.0 miles to Forest Road # 250. Go north on Forest Road 250 for approximately 13.5 miles, then turn west on the Saddle Creek Road # 105. Follow Saddle Creek Road west approximately 3.0 miles to the Bear Lake Trailhead. Parking is available at the trailhead.

Brian Meier

4 Completed1 Reviews

Strike 3. This app is OUT :( ! Whoever manages this app MUST verify its accuracy! ! I can't trust the directions - you end up in the boonies. Was really looking forward to this hike, but no sign of a trailhead. Luckily, La Jara Creek Wildlife Area turned out to be a good, flat hike :) The reviews all refer to RMNP too - WHY?! This hike is supposed to be in the Southwest San Luis Valley!

Matthew Carlson

14 Completed7 Reviews

We followed the directions and the road ended at someone's house. Can't trust the maps to get there!!

Ronald Miller

6 Completed6 Reviews

Very good hike, first few miles of the hike was a good warm up, last few miles a little tougher trek. But, the end result was a wonderful lake, possibly great fishing also, no fishing gear on the trip, maybe next time (did see some really good size trout) brown and brook!

Leigh Geithman

39 Completed6 Reviews

Took this hike first week in October and enjoyed the trip. Glad that I didn't wear my lite hikers since its rocky and had several fallen trees on it. I believe that some of the photos don't match this lake and must be for a different one. Trail ends in some thick pines with several fire pits for camping.

Erin McCarty

13 Completed10 Reviews

It's super crowded so get there early. Very pretty hike

Kyle Pacatte

61 Completed56 Reviews

Excellent mountain hiking trail at elevation. Lot of snow on ground still, will do again this summer

Joe Hafner

6 Completed4 Reviews

Hiked out to Emerald Lake and back, was a fantastic trip, still a lot of snow yet easily accessible, crampons would be nice though!

C Campbell

81 Completed33 Reviews

Nick Jones

4 Completed4 Reviews

I have only done this trail in the summer time,3 times. I suggest lots of water since you are around 10,000 ft. in elavation and sunscreen is a great idea also. If you like beautiful mountains with the chance to see elk,deer,bighorn sheep,marmots,a wide variety of birds and possible black bears, bring your camera.

Stefano G.

Winter Fall Sommer Spring any season great hike.