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Address: State Highway 7, From Estes Park, Drive 6.3 Miles South From the Intersection of U.S. 36 and Colorado Highway 7, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
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Great for Families with Small Kids

My husband, kids (1 and 4), and I went here for a hike. We did the Lily Mountain Trail, which was very doable for my 4-year-old and me (18 weeks pregnant). We enjoyed beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
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Walnut Shade, Missouri
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Walnut Shade, Missouri
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

My husband, kids (1 and 4), and I went here for a hike. We did the Lily Mountain Trail, which was very doable for my 4-year-old and me (18 weeks pregnant). We enjoyed beautiful views and fun ducks running around at the lake!

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Had we not gotten wind that two bull moose had made this their home, we probably would have skipped it entirely, but we wound up spending most of our vacation here. Were it not for that, I'm not sure how exciting it would have been.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We did a short hike (1.4 miles) around Lily Lake- flat and handicapped accessible. Then we hiked the Lily Mountain Trail. When we arrived at the top, the trail back down to Lily Lake was not well marked. Fortunately, we followed a family back to the lake.

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for places to go where we could enjoy the beauty of nature and maybe see some wildlife, without crowds of people. Lily Lake was one such place. We saw it when we were taking a drive and it looked so pretty and peaceful, we had to stop. There is an easy trail around the lake and as... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The lake is really pretty and the trail is nice and flat. It's good for beginners. But, if you are looking for a challenging hike, this is not the hike for you.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Beautiful shot trail, easy walking. On the way back we saw a mouse and her calf (baby) very exciting a must do for a nature walker.

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1 Thank Caroline2908
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We came in to Estes Park late in the day yesterday and only had time for a short hike. We went out to Lily Lake and were not disappointed. My husband and daughter hiked up to the top while I hiked the flat trails around the lake. I saw ducklings, muskrats (and a baby muskrat), hummingbirds, a cool snake, other... More 

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North Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Nice little jaunt around the lake. We saw baby ducklings, a beaver and many other ducks and geese. The mountain views are amazing and the walk is relaxing. We will be back!

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Chaska, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a great stop. Level walk around the lake. Met someone jogging with his kids - perfect run. Easily wheelchair path around the lake if needed. Highly recommend the ridge path. Views are nice, give good vantage point of the lake.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a pretty lake and the surrounding mountains are beautiful. The trail would normally be very easy and accessible. However, currently there are areas of water damage so use caution until repaired.

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