"Bear Lake, in the heart of the park, is a popular destination and trailhead. The lake lies below Hallett Peak and the Continental Divide. Several trails start from the lake, ranging from easy strolls to strenuous hikes. Bear Lake Road is open year round, though it may close temporarily due to bad weather".

It was not closed but the road to it was. They offered shuttle buses to and from but there was a 1-1/2 hour wait for the bus and there was just something about being the only person in line that spoke English so I left.

Plan C - Drive the Trail Ridge Road.