Dream Lake [9,900 feet]

You’ll find this scenic lake at the end of a gentle 1.1 mile hike from the Bear Lake Parking Lot. Arrive early [before 7AM] to find a spot or ride the shuttle later. This easy hike is popular with visitors not yet acclimated to high elevations. Most hikers don’t bring fishing gear to target the greenback cutthroat trout that live here. This species, the Colorado State Fish, was thought to be extinct in 1937 and is on the threatened species list. Only barbless flies and lures are allowed here to insure a speedy, safe release.

 


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