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Moraine Park Visitor Center
Copyright: - US National Park Service
Moraine Park Visitor Center
Description - A recreation area within the Rocky Mountain National Park that covers the section just east of the park's center.

Attractions - Bear Lake is a scenic alpine lake that features a road leading to it's shores. Bear Lake Road makes the lake accessible and crowded. To avoid the hassle of finding a parking spot on a summer afternoon try taking the shuttle from Moraine Park Museum. The lake serves as the terminus for many trails within Rocky Mountain National Park.

Recreation - Recreation opportunities in the Bear Lake area include hiking, road biking and scenic driving. The scenery in the area is breathtaking. Many other, more secluded, alpine lakes are easily accessible on foot or horseback via trails from Bear Lake.

Climate - Climate conditions in Colorado should be taken seriously throughout the state. Snow and ice are common on roads and trails from mid-October through late April. In the summer months snow is still possible but less common. Varying conditions throughout a given day can be expected throughout the year. Remember that summer days can typically have beautiful sunny mornings and short sudden thunderstorms in the afternoon. Please prepare appropriately for your outdoor experience.

Location - A recreation area within the Rocky Mountain National Park that covers the section just east of the parks center.


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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: It will cost you 15 dollars to even get into the park.


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Additional Information:
Rocky Mountain National Park - The snow-covered peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park rise above lush valleys and glistening lakes. Highlights in the park include Longs Peak, the Continental Divide, Trail Ridge Road and the Colorado River Headwaters.

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