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Lake Haiyaha Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.7 (46)

A classic RMNP alpine lake trail.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

Point to Point

10,197' 3,108 m

High

9,848' 3,002 m

Low

407' 124 m

Up

253' 77 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (8°)

53%

Max Grade (28°)

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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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Shared By:

Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 46 votes

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in Bear Lake

#46

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in Bear Lake

#12

in Colorado

#46

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Photos

Representing the REI NP Centennial backpack at Dream Lake, looking towards Flattop Mountain (right) and Hallett Peak (left).
May 20, 2016 near Estes Park, CO
Tilted ice, rosy sunrise
Feb 9, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Dancing up a dream.
Apr 23, 2017 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
Lake Haiyaha in late July
Jul 30, 2017 near Grand Lake, CO

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Sep 11, 2022
DYLAN SNODDY
Sep 7, 2022
Andrea Creighton
Aug 23, 2022
Rosie Betenbaugh
1mi — 12h 53m
Aug 14, 2022
Marc Z
May 31, 2022
Scott Schmalzried
Ascent from emerald lake had some very narrow, snowy/icy, sloped sections where a fall would have been far down a steep slope...a bit sketchy
Apr 2, 2022
Jody Rae
Oct 4, 2021
Austin Eschweiler
Aug 7, 2021
Connor Greenhalgh
Just me 0.9mi