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Dream Lake Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.0 mile 1.6 kilometer point to point
82% Runnable
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. Running 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. Run 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 run, or picnic destination from Bear Lake TH.

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Jul 17, 2018
Jennifer Schneider
Sunrise hike!

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 29 votes

#4

in Bear Lake

#63

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#4

in Bear Lake

#16

in Colorado

#63

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Photos

Long's Peak and aspens
Jan 19, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Dream Lake Trail
Jan 19, 2015 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
Sunrise on the way to Dream Lake
May 2, 2018 near Estes Park, CO
Longs Peak stands prominently in the distance along the Lake Haiyaha Trail.
May 14, 2017 near Estes Park, CO

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