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Lily Lake

South Saint Vrain Ave/Hwy 7, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
+1 970-586-1206
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The mostly flat, paved/boardwalk trail around Lily Lake is a wonderful morning stroll. However... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
lord-xeon
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A comfortable walk.

Lily Lake is a place we like to take newly arrived guests - especially those who have not adjusted... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert H
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“easy walk” (23 reviews)
“ridge trail” (14 reviews)
“estes park” (56 reviews)
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South Saint Vrain Ave/Hwy 7, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
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+1 970-586-1206

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The mostly flat, paved/boardwalk trail around Lily Lake is a wonderful morning stroll. However, it's vicinity in relation to the mountains and the flat surface of the water make it a prime target for very gusty winds. Be sure to dress appropriately. The hike around...More

Thank lord-xeon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lily Lake is a place we like to take newly arrived guests - especially those who have not adjusted to the higher altitude. Lily Lake trail is a very easy walk around the lake that is wheel chair accessible. For a slightly more challenging experience,...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not right in the park per say, but a little ways down Hwy 7. Still, if you make the drive, the ridge trail climbs above the lake and gives you some stunning views of Longs Peak. Small parking area, if you go later in...More

Thank ronbV8543YT
Reviewed September 9, 2017

Although the lake is technically a part of Rocky Mountain National Park, you do not need a park pass to come here. We stopped by on our way from Estes Park to Nederland. It's a nice easy walk around the lake. Certainly not as pretty...More

Thank Jui-Yu C
Reviewed September 6, 2017

A wonderful spot to sit and have lunch. We were there later in the year and had it to ourselves. Even the animals came up to visit and munch some lunch.

Thank Jonille S
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Always a pleasant, easy trail to walk, Lily Lake is Colorado at its most beautiful! I have walked around the lake during 3 of the 4 seasons and it proves to be a pleasant stroll. (Walk in the snow? Are you cray cray?! But I...More

Thank jucubu
Reviewed August 15, 2017

We originally were going to Bear Lake,but the parking areas were full. So we went here instead. Very sweet lake, nice walk around it. BUT the ranger told us about a small (1/4 mi) trail off the far end of the path (opposite the parking...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Nice little walk around the lake. We didn't do the upper trail. We heard some Elk calls & saw a lot of ducks and duckings.

Thank TheRoc74
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Lily Lake is a delightful, easy walk in Rocky Mountain National Park. We saw marmots and lots of baby ducks. Wild flowers in early August. No entry fee for this area.

Thank Gafilpoo
Reviewed July 30, 2017

Nice easy flat 3/4 mile walk around the lake. Lots of parking. Just a few miles south of Estes Park. Lots of flowers, birds and other animals. Highly recommended.

Thank Bill A
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LantermanK
June 18, 2016|
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Response from fv1989 |
From the official RMNP fishing brochure: "Float tubes and other non-motorized watercraft are allowed on all lakes except Bear Lake; all vessels are prohibited on Bear Lake. The operation of motorized watercraft is prohibited... More
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13HollyMB
April 2, 2016|
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Response from fv1989 |
Dogs are not allowed on any trails inside Rocky Mountain National Park. Lily Lake is inside RMNP. There is a no dogs allowed sign at the entrance to the Lily Lake Trail. From the RMNP official website: Pets are permitted... More
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