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Glamping in the Caribbean of the Rockies

Everyone needs to try it at least once!

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September 8, 2017

By: Edward Arthur Dalton & The Dream Chasing Family

With summer around the corner in North America, we are getting camping fever. By now you have probably heard of glamping, yeah? It has become a pretty popular attraction that we have heard a lot about, but never tried. That is, until this Bear Lake trip to catch some of the last warm rays of summer sun before fall.

Sarah Dalton is happy wherever there is sun and warm water!|Edward Arthur Dalton

We had a unique opportunity to try this glamor camping thing out and how could we say no?! I haven’t been to Bear Lake since I was a young boy scout, and my wife Sarah had never been at all. Not to mention, we both have been wanting to try glamping so we set off for a weekend trip to relax in the “Caribbean of the Rockies”, and relax we did.

Caribbean or Rocky Mountains?|Sarah Dalton

Glamping was everything we thought it would be and honestly a little bit more. Remember how fun staying at hotels was as kid? Well, glamping had that same youthful effect on us. There was just a sense of cozy adventure associated with it like we were kids again. Given the option in the future, we will be choosing Glamping over a hotel every time, especially when it's such a beautiful location like the Bear Lake valley.

Our cozy wagon.|Edward Arthur Dalton

Bear Lake’s high content of limestone suspended in the water is responsible for its Caribbean-like turquoise blue color, hence it’s “Caribbean of the Rockies” nickname, which is quite appropriate. If you didn’t know better, the sandy beaches on the north shore of the lake could leave you thinking you were at sea level, not six thousand feet above it and landlocked! During the summer months, and even when we visited in September, the water was a surprisingly warm temperature for all kinds of recreation.

We pumped up the paddle board and just enjoyed the good weather. Somehow we forgot to grab a famous Bear Lake raspberry shake, so do not forget that when you go!

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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