Distance (round trip): 1 mi.
Elevation Gain: 225 ft.
Beginning at the Bear Lake Trailhead, the trail follows a pine forest for half a mile before reaching Nymph Lake. Waterlilies grace the surface of this deep blue lake, and Longs Peak, Flattop Mountain and Hallett Peak rise above it.
From Nymph Lake, you can continue on another 0.6 miles to Dream Lake and another 0.7 miles to Emerald Lake beyond that. This hike is recommended for families because of its proximity to the trailhead and easygoing trail. Nymph Lake could be a perfect picnic destination!