Haynach Lake Trail

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado 80517

Elevation Gain867ft
Trailhead Elevation10,356ft
Elevation Min/Max10356/11148ft
Elevation Start/End10356/10356ft

Haynach Lake Trail

Haynach Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Grand County, Colorado. It is within Rocky Mountain National Park. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 10,356 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 867 feet. The Haynach camp site can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Tonahutu Creek Trail.

Haynach Lake Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Isolated by distance, these ponds and a lovely lake below dramatic peaks justify the trail pounding required to get there. The Arapaho called these lakes haa’ nach (“snow water”), which got anglicized to their current name.

It is a truly charming name, but it does not differentiate these lakes from nearly all other lakes in the national park. Nonetheless, it is appropriate that such a beautiful name end up somewhere on the park map, and these bodies of water certainly merit the honor."

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Trail Information

Rocky Mountain National Park
Nearby City
Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park Backcountry Office, 1000 US 36, Estes Park 80517; (970) 586-1242; www.nps.gov/romo
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated Rocky Mountain National Park; USGS Grand Lake and McHenrys Peak
Local Maps

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Jul 2018