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Lily Lake Trailhead

State Highway 7, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Austin, Texas
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143 reviews 143 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Lily Lake is not as popular as Bear Lake and Sprague Lake but it is certainly worth the trip. Lily Lake is a few minutes south of Estes Park. The parking lot is right along highway 7. The 1/2 mile trail around the lake is beautiful, easy and wheel chair accessible. You can see the mountain reflections in the water... More

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San Diego, California
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We think the best way to see Lily Lake is by ranger-led tour. The ranger will tell you about the trees, flowers, muskrats, etc. When we visited, we even saw a moose in the lake. Moose are just beginning to venture into the east side of the park, most are over on the west side. So, if you want to... More

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Denver, Colorado
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is probably our favorite place to visit near Estes Park. It is rarely busy. We like to stroll out past the end of the lake & view the vistas from the walking path. The hummingbirds are plentiful in the summer. It is just a nice place to visit for a quiet & easy walk in nature.

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Liberty, Missouri
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86 reviews 86 reviews
34 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This is a ritual walk for us after we've eaten at the Bald Pate Inn where you come away feeling so full. The walk around Lily Lake can be stepped in flip flops or hiking shoes. Either works. It was one of my Dad's favorites because even though he was blind, he could make it successfully around the lake-- enjoying... More

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Dubuque, Iowa, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My fiance proposed to me at Lily Lake, and it couldn't have been more romantic. The spot he chose was so beautiful, with a view of the lake from a hill. It will always have a special place in my heart.

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Longmont, Colorado
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Best feature is that it can be a lovely, quick jaunt or a challenging mountainous climb. Every where you turn is a Kodak moment. Next time we'll bring a picnic. Gets VERY crowded on weekends.

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midwest
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9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Great little side trip from RMNP, especially for those traveling with young children (3-8). Not a lot of hill climbs and stroller accessible. Would be a great visit for those needing wheelchair accessibility too. Lots of small wildlife like squirrels, birds, and chipmunks can be seen scampering around. Great place for an afternoon picnic. The drive from RMNP is fairly... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

I've been coming to rocky for the last 20 years but this was the first year we tried this trail since it's a little out of the way. It is so completely worth it. We hiked it in the snow last year and it was just as pretty this year!

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Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Definitely a good little hike to do with kids under 5 years old. I wouldn't suggest doing the guided tour with your preschooler as ours become rather squirmy.

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Somerset, England
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206 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

A very popular stop on the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway. We walked around the lake, watching the antics of the many different ducks, including teal. Saw several muskrats in the water as well.

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