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This short hike pays off big with incredible views of Dream Lake and a mountain-top back drop. From the eastern shore of Dream Lake, you can take in the stunning view of Hallett Peak and Flattop Mountain separated by the Tyndall Gorge. On a still day, the glassy surface of the lake reflects this magnificent backdrop making for great photo opportunities.

Short Hike: Just short of 1.5 miles from the Bear Lake TH on the Dream Lake Trail.

Family Friendly: Minimal elevation gain, paved path during summer months.

Gem Type: Lake

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Jessie Morris

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Oct 18, 2020
Sam Wang
Oct 7, 2020
Yan Li
Very nice view
Sep 27, 2020
Nick Barendregt
Favorite lake on the hike.
Sep 20, 2020
Kelli Baxstrom
Sep 18, 2020
Scott Street
Sep 10, 2020
Emily Kay
Sep 7, 2020
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Dream Lake
Sep 6, 2020
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