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Lake Haiyaha Trail

Intermediate

Trail

0.9 mile 1.5 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 407' 124 m
Descent: -253' -77 m
High: 10,197' 3,108 m
Low: 9,848' 3,002 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (8°)
Max Grade: 53% (28°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

A classic RMNP alpine lake trail.

Brian Smith

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

From the junction of Emerald Lake Trail and Dream Lake Trail, just before Dream Lake, Lake Haiyaha Trail heads south over the ridge. The trail then switchbacks its way through dense forest before quickly topping out and descending towards Chaos Creek. Cross the creek and start hiking up the southern bank past a junction with Lake Hayiaha Cutoff. Soon afterwards, the trail will descend to Lake Hayiaha.

Enjoy the beauty of the lake before retracing your steps on the Lake Hayiaha Trail or following the Lake Hayiaha Cutoff to East Glacier Knob Junction.

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Oct 1, 2019
Rachel Hudson
Jul 31, 2019
michael kelso
Jul 30, 2019
Rick Zieser
With Kailee and Elizabeth
Jul 6, 2019
Caroline Ulczycki
Jul 3, 2019
Paula Grace
Perfect place for a glacier swim and a snack on the rocks. 0.9mi
Jun 30, 2019
Haley Fischman
2.8mi — 1h 25m
Oct 26, 2018
Jared K
Sep 21, 2018
Tiffany Flournoy

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 33 votes

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in Bear Lake

#49

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#3

in Bear Lake

#12

in Colorado

#49

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Photos

Representing the REI NP Centennial backpack at Dream Lake, looking towards Flattop Mountain (right) and Hallett Peak (left).
May 20, 2016 near Estes Park, CO
Dancing up a dream.
Apr 23, 2017 near Estes Park, CO
Tilted ice, rosy sunrise
Feb 9, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Lake Haiyaha in late July
Jul 30, 2017 near Grand Lake, CO
Blowing Snow Tree
Feb 4, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Dream Lake from the Emerald Lake Trail
Aug 24, 2017 near Estes Park, CO

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