Hike to Nymph Lake

Colorado Bear Lake Trailhead

Added by Nick Souvall

A beautiful spot to catch a sunrise at a very photogenic lake.

While not as popular as Dream Lake, Nymph Lake is just as beautiful. The hike to Nymph Lake is an easy hike just over 1 mile. You start from the Bear Lake Trail head and can go further on to Dream Lake and Emerald Lake if you want to. Both Dream and Emerald Lakes are also stunning and very photogenic as well. Nymph Lake is a great spot to capture the reflection of the still water and beautiful color on Hallet Peak during sunrise. Nymph Lake is also known for being filled for lily pads later in the summer. There are many other lakes in this area that you can hike to as well.

Thinking about a longer hike, you can extend this to Dream, Emerald, and Haiyaha Lakes

Pack List

  • Hiking Boots
  • Head Lamp
  • Warm Clothes
  • Tripod
  • Camera
  • Water
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Chillin, Fitness, Hiking, Photography, Running, Snowshoeing

Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



1.1 Miles

Elev. Gain:

245 Feet



Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Swimming Hole

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8 days ago

One of my favorite spots in the RMNP

Gorgeous in the Summer and equally as nice in the Winter. If you're looking for an easy snowshoe trek check this trail out in the cold months too.

8 days ago

Added by Nick Souvall

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