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Lake Haiyaha Trail

 4.6 (24)

Length


0.9 Miles 1.5 Kilometers


407' 124 m

Ascent

-253' -77 m

Descent

13%

Avg Grade (8°)

53%

Max Grade (28°)

10,197' 3,108 m

High

9,848' 3,002 m

Low

Shared By Brian Smith

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A classic RMNP alpine lake trail.

Brian Smith

Dogs No Dogs

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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Sep 21, 2018
Tiffany Flournoy
Sep 12, 2018
Kevin & Nikki G
Aug 1, 2018
Darlene Crandall
Jul 13, 2018
Jason Boak
Took on way to Sky Pond
Jul 9, 2018
Anna Bockhaus
Jul 8, 2018
Leah Rawdon
Jun 28, 2018
Gina Kuzmick
Gorgeous, moderately challenging hike that culminates with a view of beautiful, blue Lake Haiyaha. Definitely worth a repeat.
Dec 21, 2017
Nat Wolfe
2.4mi

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 24 votes

#3

in Bear Lake

#49

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in Bear Lake

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in Colorado

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The claimed 200 ft descent to the lake puzzles me. I didn't have any sense of that descent when I was there. Also, the boulder hopping to get to the lake is worth a mention. The trail stops well short of the lake, at the edge of a nearby pond, and then one must scramble across large boulders to find the lake itself (which is well worth the effort). Sep 9, 2017
I hiked this trail on my first visit to RMNP at the end of October 2017. I loved it so much that I'm taking my children at the end of this month (May 2018). As Josh L. states, I didn't notice it decending... But the boulders are amazing. Head toward the right to find the lake. I spent a while crawling over rocks straight ahead when my boyfriend hollered at me... Gorgeous lake. Can't wait to go back. I sat in the sun while it flurried on me in the late afternoon. May 23, 2018

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