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Dream Lake Trail

Intermediate
 4.7 (43)

The main thoroughfare between Bear Lake and Dream Lake.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

Point to Point

9,920' 3,024 m

High

9,489' 2,892 m

Low

432' 132 m

Up

9' 3 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

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

Description

From the Bear Lake trailhead, follow the signs for Dream Lake onto this well-traveled, asphalt-sealed trail. Hiking is very easygoing along the Dream Lake Trail as it contours at very mellow grades up the slope.

Just over 1.5 miles from the TH, you'll reach Nymph Lake, a picturesque mountain lake that makes for a good place to take in the surrounding peaks. Continuing up the trail, you'll eventually cross Tyndall Creek and come to a junction with Lake Haiyaha Trail. Hike past this intersection to reach Dream Lake.

Dream Lake is a spectacular, narrow lake that sits in a drainage on the rugged eastern slope of Flattop Mountain. The lake makes for a good resting point on a longer hike, or picnic destination from Bear Lake TH.

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Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 43 votes

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in Bear Lake

#38

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in Bear Lake

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in Colorado

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Photos

Long's Peak and aspens
Jan 19, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Hallet Peak, 2 am, with moon and Jupiter
Mar 23, 2021 near Estes Park, CO
Dream Lake from the Emerald Lake Trail
Aug 24, 2017 near Estes Park, CO
Longs Peak above Nymph Lake
Oct 1, 2017 near Estes Park, CO
Dream Lake Trail
Jan 19, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Sunrise on the way to Dream Lake
May 2, 2018 near Estes Park, CO

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