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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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We saw more wildlife here than we did on our more grueling RMNP hikes!

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!

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

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

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
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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Greeley, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

An easy walk of about 1 mile, suitable for all ages and abilities. A good place to stretch your legs if you've been traveling without any formal preparation for a long hike.

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is a great trail for a family with children, people who have not adjusted to the altitude, those who don't want to hike a long distance but want great views and anyone who is not used to hiking. Parking is easy but fills up early during tourist season. One can either walk the mile around the Lily Lake or... More 

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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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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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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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
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Rocky Mountain National Park

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