Lake Haiyaha

Quick Info

Distance:
4.0 Miles
Route Type:
Out & Back
Nearest Town:
Estes Park
Elevation Climb:
846 ft. Elevation Gain
Difficulty Rating:
Approachable
View Rating:
5
Distance:
4.0 Miles
Route Type:
Out & Back
Nearest Town:
Estes Park
Elevation Climb:
846 ft. Elevation Gain
Difficulty Rating:
Approachable
View Rating:
5

Lake Haiyaha was a popular hike in Rocky Mountain National Park but in Summer 2022 it changed colors to a cool milky green bringing people from all over.

After parking (or taking hte shuttle) at Bear Lake Parking Lot it’s a 2 mile hike up to the lake, with stops at Nymph Lake & Dream Lake along the way. The trail is easy to follow and well maintained, definitely a few steep spots but nothing too wild. 

As for why it changed colors – it all has to do with a rock slide from June of 2022 and scientists don’t know how long it’ll stick around. 

Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

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Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

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