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Address: State Highway 7, From Estes Park, Drive 6.3 Miles South From the Intersection of U.S. 36 and Colorado Highway 7, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
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Excellent stroll around the hidden gem lake!

The walking path around Lily Lake was perfect for families with small children and strollers. Beautiful views and flat terrain. Best part is the close proximity to Estes and no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Pam P
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The parking lot is right up against the lake so you don't have to walk far to enjoy it. There are picnic tables and places to take in the view of the lake without you needing to get on a trail. The trail looked paved and more like a stroll than a hike. Would recommend this for those that want... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The walking path around Lily Lake was perfect for families with small children and strollers. Beautiful views and flat terrain. Best part is the close proximity to Estes and no RMNP entrance fee yet it's in the park!

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Folks who live at sea level (like myself) need to acclimatize to higher levels when visiting the Rocky Mountains. Lily Lake is the perfect place to begin. The trail is mostly flat and easy to walk. I saw lots of elderly folks on this trail who seemed to have no trouble here.

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Thank 265lhall
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62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We met a retired couple in rainbow curve who told us to make sure we do the lily lake trailhead and not just walk around the lake. Boy, we are so glad we listened. It's easy enough, I have an 8 year old who enjoyed some steep steps. The views are so gorgeous above the lake!!!! Something one won't be... More 

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Walnut Shade, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

My husband, kids (1 and 4), and I went here for a hike. We did the Lily Mountain Trail, which was very doable for my 4-year-old and me (18 weeks pregnant). We enjoyed beautiful views and fun ducks running around at the lake!

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Had we not gotten wind that two bull moose had made this their home, we probably would have skipped it entirely, but we wound up spending most of our vacation here. Were it not for that, I'm not sure how exciting it would have been.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We did a short hike (1.4 miles) around Lily Lake- flat and handicapped accessible. Then we hiked the Lily Mountain Trail. When we arrived at the top, the trail back down to Lily Lake was not well marked. Fortunately, we followed a family back to the lake.

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for places to go where we could enjoy the beauty of nature and maybe see some wildlife, without crowds of people. Lily Lake was one such place. We saw it when we were taking a drive and it looked so pretty and peaceful, we had to stop. There is an easy trail around the lake and as... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The lake is really pretty and the trail is nice and flat. It's good for beginners. But, if you are looking for a challenging hike, this is not the hike for you.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Beautiful shot trail, easy walking. On the way back we saw a mouse and her calf (baby) very exciting a must do for a nature walker.

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