DISTANCE
14.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2329 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

fishing
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Haynach Lakes Trail is amazing, so ignore the reviewer who gave it three stars. That reviewer is correct that it is not easy to get to, but with that said, you will not see masses of people there. When I was there, it was just a few people doing some fishing and one biologist studying fish populations. I did this trail as part of a five-day loop from Grand Lake, starting on the Tonahutu Creek Trail and passing over the Bighorn Flats to the North Inlet Trail. Unforgettable scenery! Haynach Lakes is a side-trip of that loop that is well worth the time. In addition to this, I would also recommend bushwhacking your way up to Bench Lake from the North Inlet. Tough hiking, but absolutely stunning.