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Lily Lake Trailhead

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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Walking the trailhead and the lake is worth the effort and offers some lovely views. The walk around the lake is easy and has wheelchair access. Tranquil spot

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Nottingham
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135 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We did the lake walk and enjoyed it very much. Its not strenuous as its a boardwalk, but the views are lovely.

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Branson, Missouri
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117 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This was a nice and easy hike around a beautiful lake. Their was almost no elevation change and at times you were right next to the water. We saw several ducks and a muskrat. We even saw someone at the very top of the mountain walking a tightrope. It was worth the visit and I recommend it as a stop... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I went in this with my cousin, and his 4 kids (ages 7,4, and 1 y/o twins on our backs). Trails were easy and the views were amazing. There was free parking and restrooms at the trail head. A few other trails in the same location as well.

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Richmond, Virginia
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23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Lily Lake is reached by going south on Route 7 from Estes Park. Looking at a park map, it would appear to be just about outside of the park. The trail around the lake is approximately 0.8 mile. There were tons of ducklings (several species) on the lake. We attached ourselves to a ranger-led talk, which had just started. This... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

You can choose to hike around the lake on a flat trail (perfect for strollers or small children) or veer off up the mountain for half of the hike to get an awesome view from above. I highly recommend the upper trail. It is not overly difficult and there are plenty of places to rest and take photos. There are... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

While the hike up there isn't anything to brag about, just your typical Colorado pine tree forest with half of them dead or decaying from the pine beetles. It's the view at the top that makes this steep climb worth it! My hubby & I weren't use to the altitude yet & it took us 5 hours to do the... More 

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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This hike is moderate to intermediate. It's a climb with excellent views from the top. The trail is dog friendly.

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Austin, Texas
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169 reviews 169 reviews
109 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
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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163 helpful votes 163 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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