In peak season (summer) the parking lot is filled early in the day, but the free park & ride shuttle at Glacier Basin can take you to this location. Today, there were plenty of signs notifying us that the lots were full above that point. The shuttle drops off and picks up passengers at Sprague Lake, Bierstadt Lake Trailhead, Glacier Gorge Trailhead, and Bear Lake.
The views were breathtaking. Some photos of Bear Lake.
Admission to Rocky Mountain National Park is $20 per vehicle. An annual pass can be purchased for $40 per vehicle. As I have mentioned in previous posts, John has a Senior Pass (that cost $10) that gets us into all National Park Service sites for free for life. What a deal!!