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Lily Lake

Address: South Saint Vrain Ave/Hwy 7, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
Phone Number: 970-586-1206
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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atlanta
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108 reviews 108 reviews
40 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Wind your way a few miles south of Estes park to a crest with parking right next to the road for Lily Lake trail. It's totally flat so anyone could get out and stretch their legs here. Be aware when the wind is howling you may need weights to hold you down. For those that want to get their hearts... More 

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McSherrystown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Very peaceful, beautiful here. A nice little walk around the lake. Another nice place to visit, easy walk.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We had a nice walk around the lake on a Friday afternoon. Little to no traffic, plenty of parking. It was obvious a lot of work had been done in and around Estes Park after the floods of 2013. We were impressed with the commitment to recovery. It was a beautiful, clear day, and we loved seeing the mountains all... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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300 reviews 300 reviews
192 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The lake is lovely and the walk around it is easy. The rocky cliffs red cliffs surrounding the lake offer a good contrast to the cool blue water.

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Salina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
36 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I'd heard so much about this lake that I was expecting great things. I have to admit that I was a little disappointed. It was pretty, but it was nothing like Sprague, Bear, Emerald, Dream or Nymph Lakes. It was also highly populated with people walking around the lake for exercise rather than to take in the views, so it... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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181 reviews 181 reviews
68 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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117 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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172 reviews 172 reviews
34 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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