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You gotta scramble across huge boulders to the lake---well worth it.

We did this hike after hiking to Nymph, Dream and Emerald Lake from the Bear Lake parking lot. We... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Dallas, Texas
Beautiful Alpine Lake, Some Boulders Involved in Hike

Picturesque once you get there with beautiful color water, glacier/mountain views. Because of the... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Payson, Arizona
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
5000 Bear Lake Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

We did this hike after hiking to Nymph, Dream and Emerald Lake from the Bear Lake parking lot. We actually enjoyed the hike up to Lake Haiyaha more than the actual lake itself. The trail climbs upwards and opens up to some stunning views at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank malgal5723
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Picturesque once you get there with beautiful color water, glacier/mountain views. Because of the boulders you have to hurdle to see the lake, this hike is not for everyone, but we included it as part of our 6.5 mile hike visiting several of the lakes...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PasssionateTraveler
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Easy strolls to tough hikes. This beautiful park has it all. We did a four lake hike. 9 miles. Bear Lake was a stroll in the park and busy whilst Lake Haiyaha was a rigorous trek. Don't be fooled by the small lake you get...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jlstester
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We did a four-lake loop along with waterfalls and streams for about a five-mile jaunt. Gorgeous scenery all along the way. Be sure to wear good hiking shoes and the trail is sometimes dirt, sometimes rocks, sometimes boulders. Lake Haiyaha was the most beautiful of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mick1052
Reviewed 3 July 2018

It is worth the effort to get to this lake but the last bit is a little testy for those who aren't very mobile or who are spoiled to clean, flat trails. But it is worth the view.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank liechtyluke
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Lake Haiyaha is 2.1 mi/3.4 km from the Bear Lake trailhead. The short hike is a bit steep - gaining 745 ft/227 m in elevation. The trail passes by Nymph and Dream Lakes, and the hike can easily be combined with Emerald Lake (detour of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank pingaroo
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Absolutely gorgeous! I googled all of the trails within a certain distance for our first Colorado trip. This was a pretty decent hike for first timers. It was worth it and I will be taking my children next June (2018). Rest often, there are plenty...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Heather H
Reviewed 26 August 2017

If your going up to Dream or Emerald Lakes, go on over to this lake. Completely different scenery with all the large boulders. They are so big it is hard to make it around very far. nice quiet spot for lunch next to tree coming...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Todd G
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This Lake is a hidden gem. After hiking the Emerald Lake, I decided to hike to the Hayaha Lake. The trail to Hayaha Lake breaks from the trail to Emerald Lake close to the Dream Lake. It's another mile from the Dream Lake. The trail...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank JujuFam
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This was a great, quiet hike up to a beautiful alpine lake. Lake Haiyaha is much less crowded than the other lakes in the area. The hike begins at the Bear Lake Trailhead. It's just short of 4 miles and I would say it's on...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Heather H
17 January 2018|
Response from str8nm | Reviewed this property |
I would do it before.
10 July 2017|
Response from Heather H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure when you are visiting, I am going to be taking this exact trip at the end of May... I know to Haiyaha from Bear and back is about 5 miles. I'm assuming just a hair over six? Will let you know when I get back in June!