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Lily Lake

South Saint Vrain Ave/Hwy 7, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
970-586-1206
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Kansas City, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This truly was my favorite area - quiet without a lot of people, but beautiful views including Long's Point. The lake is quiet and serene with a nice flat trail going around the lake. It is outside of the other main areas of RMNP so not as busy especially if go early in the morning. Well worth the time -... More

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New York City, New York
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68 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Lily lake is about 10-15 minutes south of Estes park (route 7) and well worth the visit. There's a beautiful easy hike around the lake (loop) that is great for all ages. There are also a couple of other hikes off the loop. Restroom facilities (port a potty style) at the site.

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Branson, Missouri
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91 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If you just want to stop and see the lake and take a few pictures this is a nice and easy stop. I would recommend looking for the review of Lily Lake Trail head. We walked the trail around the lake. It only took a short wile and it was a very easy walk. Almost no elevation change and at... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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136 reviews 136 reviews
23 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Close to wheelchair accessible, but the trail had a few holes from washouts. Good views on the surrounding mountains, a great reflections on a calm sunny day, which this wasn't.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lily Lake offers a fairly flat trail that follows the edges of the lake for those hikers who want to skip steep climbs. However, each hiker can "tailor" his or her experience by trying the Lily Mountain hiking trails (Lily Mountain is right next to the lake). The trees and vegetation are pretty sparse in most areas on the side... More

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Lakewood, Colorado
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

After driving by a 100 times on our way to Estes Park or Rocky Mountain National Park, we stopped one evening after dinner to check it out. This little park gets a ton of visitors most days with the small parking lot overflowing with cars. But when we stopped by, just before sunset we were nearly all by ourselves. The... More

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Victoria, Texas
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42 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stopped on our way out of town early one morning....no crowds yet! The mountains cast a beautiful reflection on the surface of the lake. A very peaceful setting for a casual hike around the lake. Parking is limited and can be a problem as the day goes on....they do have some parking across the road! Worth the visit!

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Longmont, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Lily Lake is close to town with beautiful scenery and easy to hike trails or to just walk around the lake.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This little gem of a lake and short (1mile) easy trail was just up the road from the house we rented during our stay at Estes. We came almost every morning for the short scenic little hike around the lake.... Perfect for our 4 1/2 year old grandson. ( he LOVED the chipmunks that came right up to him).

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Midlothian, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A wonderful place to spend a few hours. Hike the trail around the lake or take the Lily Lake Ridge trail to get a little off the beaten track. Great views and a little less busy than some of the other places in a very busy National Park!

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