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Lily Lake Trailhead

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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Trail around lake is about a mile and easy gravel path

This is a nice walking path around the lake. They also had had paths farther behind that we did... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Bj M
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Another easy hike around a lake in RMNP off Hwy. 7 South of Estes Park, CO

The .9 mile trail around Lily Lake is ADA, and mostly flat. It is an easy hike alternative, and is... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
capitollover
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Austin, Texas
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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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Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is a nice walking path around the lake. They also had had paths farther behind that we did last time we visited and one that went up higher that we did not go on this visit.

Thank Bj M
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The .9 mile trail around Lily Lake is ADA, and mostly flat. It is an easy hike alternative, and is wheelchair accessible. As with the other trails in RMNP, pets are not allowed on the trails. Another trail, The Lily Ridge Trail, is more difficult,...More

Thank capitollover
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Staying at Taharaa, this hike was only five minutes from our lodge, which was nice. There is a small lot right by the lake and then a larger lot across the street if needed; vault toilets are located in the parking area. The hike around...More

Thank SeeJessTravel
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We took this hike after a day of moderate hikes (sometimes in snow) and it was a relaxing way to end our day. On the southeaster part of RMNP and right off the road. Mostly sunny hard-packed trail, great for older people who want to...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is a nice side trail to the Lily Lake Loop. I would definitely start the trail at the far end of the lake and not at the beginning. At the beginning there is a series of high stone steps (it is easier to go...More

Thank Colo-Mtn-Hiker
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Lily Lake Trail (0.9 miles), a level gravel trail circles the lake, and is suitable for strollers and hikers of all ages and abilities. Lily Ridge Tail (1.1 miles), climbs above the lake and offers fine views of water and RMNP's two highest peaks, Mt....More

Thank Enhan
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We walked the flat path around the lake and hiked the higher trail. I liked both but the 'steps' in the high trail were a bit much for my wife. The first ascent is steep. Also the trail isn't well marked up on top. I...More

Thank MikeKerrey
Reviewed 10 September 2016

A very popular lake side walk. I believe there are two loop lengths to choose from. Good nearly any time of year.

Thank sternfire
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We had a large range in ages with us on this hike and everyone made it. The trail around the lake is very wide and level and easy. The ridge trail is steep for awhile, but a beautiful trail. It takes you up above the...More

Thank travelmarian
Reviewed 12 July 2016

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...More

Thank Texas_suz
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