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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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As beautiful as its photos!

Always a pleasant, easy trail to walk, Lily Lake is Colorado at its most beautiful! I have walked... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jucubu
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Longmont, Colorado
Lovely surprise

We originally were going to Bear Lake,but the parking areas were full. So we went here instead... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
AmyK41129
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Elkton, Maryland
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“ridge trail” (13 reviews)
“easy walk” (22 reviews)
“estes park” (54 reviews)
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South Saint Vrain Ave/Hwy 7, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 days ago

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

Thank AmyK41129
Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the loop trail (less than a mile) going north of the lake on the hill, it's easy enough for kids too and you'll have a nice view.

Thank KatiAhl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice family friendly walk around the lake. There is ample parking and a bathroom. We saw a marmot on our walk and ducks. Very easy walk with nice pathway. Lots of birds.

Thank slsgo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unbelievably this year, we sighted two moose in the water at Lily Lake and watched them swim from one shore to the other. Just memorable.

Thank GGMaSue19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lake is actually outside the Rocky Mountain National Parks gates and is a few miles from Estes Park. There is ample parking. The lake loop is very flat and appears to be wheel chair accessible. It is about .8 miles all the way around....More

Thank charliespal2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would've liked to spend more time here but just stopped for pictures and a little break. We were running short on time for a reservation. Would've liked to have walked around the lake. It's a very scenic area, and next time we'll enjoy it a...More

Thank Pens4821
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LantermanK
18 June 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
2 April 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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