Dream Lake Trail
ElevationAscent: 432' 132 m
Descent: -9' -3 m
High: 9,920' 3,024 m
Low: 9,489' 2,892 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)
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“The main thoroughfare between Bear Lake and Dream Lake.”— Brian Smith
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.
Land Manager: National Park Service - Rocky Mountain National Park