Bear Lake Area Loop Day Hike
If time is money then time spent hiking must be gold, for the biggest value for your time try hiking the Bear Lake Area Loop on this guided hiking tour with REI. Starting from the Bear Lake Trailhead, the route turns counter-clockwise and offers surprises and delights with each mile. As the route brings you towards Dream Lake it rewards hikers with jaw-dropping views of Hallet Peak and Flattop Mountain. As challenging as the hiking itself is tearing your eyes off of each breathtaking view, we can’t spend too much time in any one place, there’s more to see around every corner! Not far after Dream Lake the trail crosses over Chaos Creek then forks at the Haiyaha Lake cut-off. Here, trust your guide and make the small detour to Haiyaha Lake. As you hike along your guide will share insight into the surrounding wilderness area, teaching you about the local flora and fauna. Just when you think you’re nearly back to the trailhead the Bear Lake Area Loop delivers again with spectacular views of Alberta Falls, a common destination for painters and photographers alike. If you’ve had your fill of alpine beauty, round out your guided trek by relaxing along the shores of Bear Lake.
Tour Price Includes
- Professional Wilderness First Responder certified guide
- Water and snacks
- Trail lunch spread: includes a selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, smoked meats, cheese, hummus, and crackers to best accommodate gluten free and plant-based diets.
- Daypack rental
- Trekking poles rental
- 1:7 guide to hiker ratio
What to Bring
Rain coat, backpack, capacity to carry at least 3 liters of water.
Layered clothing appropriate for hiking and changing weather conditions. A fleece or ‘puffy’ jacket or vest is highly recommended, as is a fleece hat.
Sturdy hiking boots, trail running shoes, or other sneakers with good tread are required. Flip flops, Crocs, sandals, etc. are inadequate and will not be allowed.
Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, hiking poles, rain pants, supplemental snacks, gratuity for your guide.
Upgrades + Additions
$200 per group. No other parties may add to your tour.
Transportation from REI in Boulder Colorado
- 1789 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301
- $200 per group + $25 per person (pending availability)
3L Hydration Reservoir (purchase)
$40 each – 3 Liter Platypus Big Zip EVO Reservoir or similar
- 1 Person $ 490 pp 490 pp
- 2 People $ 235 pp 235
- 3 People $ 205 pp 205
- 4-5 People $165 pp
- 6 or more $135 pp
- Groups of 13+ Call to inquire
Your final rate is determined by the total number of people who join your group, even if you do not register together.