Dream Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Dream Lake is a high alpine lake located in Rocky Mountain National Park in northern Colorado, located east of the continental divide.

The lake is accessed via the popular Bear Lake trail head and is at the base of Hallett's Peak, and is well known for its stunning views caused by surrounding steep cliffs, and a popular destination for casual hiking.

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  • Do yourself a favor and make this hike. Incredible mountain hike. Totally worth the time. We saw an elk right by the path and watched it eat for several minutes. It was just 50 yards from the lake...  more »
  • Lovely mountain vistas. Though this hike is short at 1 mile each way I would classify it as moderate. There is a fair amount of elevation gain and the hike is at 9,000 + ft. The lakes were lovely and....  more »
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  • The best lake in Emerald lake trail. This lake has better/more beautiful view than Emerald lake.
  • Great destination for anyone visiting Rocky Mountain National Park from the Bear Lake trailhead. It is an easy hike on a good trail.

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