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Address: Wildernest Rd., Silverthorne, CO
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Snowshoe hike on Christmas Day

Got started a little late in the day but was a very relaxing and peaceful treck through the hills above Silverthorne . Great way to burn off some energy and enjoy creation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
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Kansas City, Kansas
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Kansas City, Kansas
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123 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Got started a little late in the day but was a very relaxing and peaceful treck through the hills above Silverthorne . Great way to burn off some energy and enjoy creation. Actually arrived back at the trailhead at nightfall and had the most amazing view of the lights of the Silverthorne/Dillon communities as well as the trail of car... More 

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Cedar Falls, IA
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

A fun hike near Frisco. The trail was busy and lively with other hikers of all ability levels and ages. Some gorgeous views and fall leaves along the path. Once you reach the lake, find a rock and relax to take it all in. This is a great way to spend part of your day!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

An easy and short trail. However, the trail was packed with families and dogs. Labor day weekend! It was too busy for us. We went past the lake to the meadow lark trailhead and continued up that way. This was more peaceful. We only saw one other couple and two trial runners. The Lily Pad trail had about 100 others... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

While the lake is gorgeous and the landscape magnificent, the same can be said for just about any lake in Colorado. So, to summarize... I don't think Lily Pad Lake was worth the hike. BUT... we did go in the heat of summer, after 4 days of hiking, and none of us were acclimated to the climate. However, I know... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This was the first time we had hiked this trail. A bit steep right at the beginning, but the rest of the hike is fairly easy. A lot of nature to walk thru and the lakes are scenic. There are more spectacular trails, but they are more difficult to hike.

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Thank Dave B
Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Lily pad lake, and the hike up to it are beautiful. Open meadows, talus slopes, great views, multiple streams and eventually a great pair of lakes at the top make this a great area. Easy enough for kids but long enough to be a moderate challenge, this hike has it all.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

I did this hike alone on a late afternoon. The first 20 minutes or so was more strenuous than the next 20 minutes until i got to the lake. It's a beautiful path through the forest and along meadows. By the lake was a very friendly little chipmonk greeting everyone reaching the lake :-)

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waco,t
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We have hiked this trail several times. Small steep hill at the beginning but rest of the hike to the lakes is fairly level. Mostly shaded and two pretty lakes at the end of the trail. Pretty popular hike. Good for most ages, our 4 year old usually ends up on my husbands shoulders for part of the time.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lily Pad Lake trail has been hurt by the beetle damage. It was so pretty before the damage. The trail is now in the sun for more of the trail. Still worth a hike.

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Thank Melissa C
Livingston, New Jersey
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Easy hike with beautiful scenery. Great first hike for visitors from sea level. Trail is easy to follow.

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