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Lily Pad Lake

Wildernest Rd., Silverthorne, CO
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Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Silverthorne
Type: Hiking Trails
Most recent review
- Jan 30, 2014
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Keystone, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
61 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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4 attraction reviews
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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Silverthorne, Colorado, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is supposed to be a very easy hike but I found the trail VERY rough and rock strewn. There is little elevation gain so that is not a problem, though you are up around 10,000' or so. Large swaths of forest have been cleared at the start, I presume for fire mitigation for the Wildernest residential area. Nice for... More

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A fairly easy hike thru lodgepoles forests to two alpine lakes that in the spring have yellow water lilies blooming. Good for kids, but this is in a designated Wilderness Area and all dogs mut be leashed, and no bikes or strollers are allowed.

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Silverthonrne, CO
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Easy hike from the top of Wildernest. Get there early to avoid the crowds and get a parking space. Be quiet if you hope to see wildlife and do not let your dog swim in either lake. It is bad for the environment. Keep your dog on a leash or get a fine from the Forest Service.

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Denver, Colorado, USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

This is an easy hike and appropriate for children. A pleasant walk through the woods and beautiful lake to stop and have lunch or snack.

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