In Rocky Mountain Nat Park - Hikes Are Great, But Beware Crowds

Eileen Ogintz
June 28, 2017
In Rocky Mountain Nat Park - Hikes Are Great, But Beware Crowds
UH OH! We had planned a kid-friendly afternoon hike to Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes Park but we hadn't figured on the crowds. Dumb! Given that it's a sunny day the last week in June. There are no parking spots at the trailhead or even at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center just inside the park; some in the group go back to the Estes Park Visitor Center, several miles and a traffic logged road, to get a hiker shuttle which only runs every half hour.
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