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Trail

1.0 mile 1.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 432' 132 m
Descent: -9' -3 m
High: 9,920' 3,024 m
Low: 9,489' 2,892 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

The main thoroughfare between Bear Lake and Dream Lake.

Brian Smith

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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Jun 7, 2019
Trent Caldwell
May 30, 2019
Chris Cuthbertson
May 27, 2019
William Kleeberger
Took longer because snow covered entire trail. — 2h 15m
May 19, 2019
Hannah Leidall
Apr 30, 2019
Steven Springer
Apr 27, 2019
Charles B
2mi
Apr 16, 2019
Claire Swarts
Apr 14, 2019
Tiffany Wallace
Snow spike hike with Marcia, Dwight, Sam, Leighton, Capri, and Ava 1.9mi — 1h 23m

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 23 votes

#4

in Bear Lake

#82

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#4

in Bear Lake

#20

in Colorado

#82

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