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Jon Burch Photography
Photograph - Digital Capture/digital Painting
Autumn colors at Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
Bear Lake is a scenic trailhead and destination in Rocky Mountain National Park. Sitting at an elevation of 9,450 feet, the alpine lake rests beneath the sheer flanks of Hallett Peak and the Continental Divide. Several trails, from easy strolls to strenuous hikes, start from the lake and the Bear Lake Road is open year round, though it may temporarily close due to adverse weather conditions. The Bear Lake Road is approximately 10 miles long and starts close to the Beaver Meadows Entrance station of the Rocky Mountains National Park. The lake was formed during the ice age by a glacier as several moraines can be found downhill of Bear Lake.
Bear Lake trailhead is located inside Rocky Mountain National Park and is approximately 20 minutes outside of Estes Park, Colorado. Primary activities include hiking and backpacking but dogs are not allowed inside the park. It has a large parking lot but since it is so popular it is good to remember that there is parking at the 'Parking for Bear Lake shuttle bus' stop. The shuttle runs on ten to fifteen minute loops from 8am to 7:30 pm. The trailhead has restrooms, water, and park rangers available to assist you.
The original photograph was made on a Canon t3i camera.
Photograph copyright Jon Burch Photography
September 20th, 2012
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