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Lake Haiyaha

5000 Bear Lake Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Lake Haiyaha- late June 2018

We did a four-lake loop along with waterfalls and streams for about a five-mile jaunt. Gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mick1052
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Omaha, Nebraska
You'll Need to Scramble Some Boulders

It is worth the effort to get to this lake but the last bit is a little testy for those who aren't... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
liechtyluke
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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“big boulders” (2 reviews)
“late june” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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5000 Bear Lake Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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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

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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

Thank Heather H
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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

Thank Todd G
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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

1  Thank JujuFam
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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

Thank ESvk70
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

This is a moderately difficult hike but doable for all ages. Less crowded. Involves some scrambling over huge boulders but the site is amazing.

Thank str8nm
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

My son and I hiked RMNP last July. The first day we hiked from Bear Lake to Nymph Dream and Emerald and then turned up the trail on the way back and headed for Lake Haiyaha. It was gorgeous. The wind was blowing quite hard...More

Thank Joe V
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Be ready to do some climbing to actually see anything. Perhaps not best suited for very young or very old. Depending on fitness level. It's quieter than Bear, Emerald, or Dream Lake. Not as much traffic

Thank Brittnee S
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Heather H
17 January 2018|
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Response from str8nm | Reviewed this property |
I would do it before.
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JerseyOrganic
10 July 2017|
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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!
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