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Sunrise photo hike to Dream and Emerald Lakes

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What to Expect
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Stop At: Dream Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Photograph sunrise as the morning sun hits Hallett Peak

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Emerald Lake Trail, Trail Near Bear Lake Bear Lake Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Bring your widest angle lens to photograph this stunning mountain lake at 10,000' elevation!

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Nymph Lake, Bear Lake Trail Head Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Reflections of Longs Peak on the way back down to the trailhead.

Duration: 30 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, 1000 US-36, Estes Park, CO 80517, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Snacks - snack bars and water for filling your refillable water bottles. Please bring at least 1.5 liters (48 OZ) of water for the hike.
  • Entry/Admission - Nymph Lake
  • Park entrance - bring your national parks pass, or receipt from previous entry into RMNP
  • Entry/Admission - Dream Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Emerald Lake Trail
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for your first day at altitude.
  • Moderate hike - 4 miles round trip, starting at 9400' elevation and gaining about 700'
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Colin's passion for photography was evident from the outset and that transferred into Colin being an amazing experience provider. Though I have hiked the Emerald lake trail several times, my photos failed to capture the beauty of the area. I jumped at the chance to learn from a
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Great hike, great company and fun learning about landscape photography . Hiked with husband and it was great fun
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