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Lake Haiyaha Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.6 (34)

A classic RMNP alpine lake trail.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

Point to Point

10,197' 3,108 m

High

9,848' 3,002 m

Low

407' 124 m

Up

253' 77 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (8°)

53%

Max Grade (28°)

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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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Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 34 votes

#4

in Bear Lake

#59

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in Bear Lake

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in Colorado

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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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Jul 11, 2020
Mike Amolsch
After sky pond we switched up hill to here. Passing emerald, dream and Bear Lakes! Amazing. Tough, day but loved it 5mi
Jul 9, 2020
Andy M
Jun 30, 2020
Christopher Nelsen
Jun 8, 2020
Reagan Morgart
Mar 16, 2020
Daniel Edward
Oct 1, 2019
Rachel Hudson
Jul 31, 2019
michael kelso
Jul 30, 2019
Rick Zieser
With Kailee and Elizabeth