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Address: Wildernest Rd., Silverthorne, CO

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Great Beginners/Acclimation Hike

My wife, sister, and I recently traveled to the Silverthorne area from the low elevations of Wisconsin. Lily Pad Lake was a great first hike in Colorado to help us get acclimated... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2014
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Milwaukee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My wife, sister, and I recently traveled to the Silverthorne area from the low elevations of Wisconsin. Lily Pad Lake was a great first hike in Colorado to help us get acclimated to the elevation and get in better hiking shape for later hikes on the trip. Being able to prepare yourself for longer hikes while also taking in the... More 

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Boise, Idaho
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It took us a while to find this trail, but glad we finally did. Limited parking; popular with families. Enjoyed the wild flowers along the way. Make sure to wear good shoes, as there were several wet areas.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was the first hike we attempted with our 6 and 9 year old kids. It was raining most of our hike, but the trail was still very manageable. The worse part of the hike was the gravel road hill at the beginning. There were a handful of fun bridges and some wonderful creeks along the path. The lakes, flowers,... More 

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Denver
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Lily Pad Lake hike is a beautiful hike that is great for young children, and long enough to feel like you have taken a good walk. Flowers, water, pine trees, meadows--and tons of lily pads--it was a perfect family hike.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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132 reviews 132 reviews
34 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Silverthorne, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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204 reviews 204 reviews
97 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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