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Lily Pad Lake

Wildernest Rd., Silverthorne, CO
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Silverthorne
Type: Hiking Trails
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- Jun 25, 2014
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We enjoyed our hike with a teenager and young adult children along. It was beautiful and we saw a moose right off the trail. Great for out-of-towners not used to more difficult hikes. We found it to be about a two hour hike with taking time to enjoy the trail.

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

First the sad part: I brought the ashes of my best friend here. That's what he asked for. I know why. This is a magical place in the summer and the nature, peace and quiet (and the Lily on the lake of course) will touch you too. When I hikes there last summer, we were surprised to be assaulted by... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We've done this hike several times with our kids, and although the sign at the trail head says it is a 1.32 mile trail (2.6 round trip), our mileage always comes out about a mile longer. Not a big deal, but be prepared for a slightly longer hike, especially if your hiking companions have short legs. The parking area along... More

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Great picnic hike. Beautfiul view. DO BRING BUG REPELLENT. This is a moderate family and dog friendly hike. There are a couple of stream crossings, but nothing dangerous. EAsy parking at the trail head.

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Keystone, Colorado
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14 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We love this hike in the winter and the summer. Beautiful vistas, lots of people, awesome little lakes and a great spot for a picnic! We live just down the road and will always enjoy our Lily Pad Lake hikes!

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Denver, Colorado
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124 reviews 124 reviews
67 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The trail to reach the lake isn't that long or difficult. The views are worth the short hike. There are several lakes or ponds. It's a good place to take the dog. They can romp around on the lake shores or in the water. It would probably be a good place to take kids due to the ease of the... More

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Very popular hike in Summit County. Can be reached from the Frisco side or the Silverthorne side however the Frisco side has lots of beetle kill trees that are down. The two lakes are very close to each other and you can catch the lily pads blooming if you are there at the right time. Like I said, it is... More

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Omaha, NE
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is termed an easy hike by quidebooks, but I think it's easy only for Coloradoans! Flatlanders will breathe hard in several places. The terrain is rock strewn and there are lots of tree roots, you won't be able to walk this in flip-flops, delicate sandals or with strollers or wheelchairs. We saw plenty of people on the trail, most... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

This a fairly easy hike, even though rough at times due to roots and rocks on the trail. But that makes it more interesting. The reward is the sight of beaver ponds, wildlife, lodgepole pine and aspen forest, lots of wild flowers, two alpine lakes, and obviously lily pads on one of them. After reaching the lake, instead of returning... More

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Summit County, Colorado
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Easy to get to, generally flat terrain, and a pretty reward when you get there. Remember to pack it in and pack it out and keep your dog on a leash!

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