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“Great easy hike”
Review of Lily Pad Lake

Lily Pad Lake
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Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

It is about 3.3 miles round-trip for this hike. The first 100 yards are up hill. You are immediately rewarded with a mountain view and a view of the Dillion reservoir. It is beautiful.

Continuing the hike you have a wide path with a few creek crossings. You end at Lily Pad Lake. It is well named as it contains hundreds of lily pads.

This is a very nice hike that is appropriate for beginners and children.

2  Thank Mary K
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Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

It was pretty busy when we went up on a Saturday morning. We went with some friends and our kids, 9 and 4. It's really rocky and there are tree roots everywhere so hiking boots or good tennies are a must. There are fallen trees to climb over or crawl under, lots of bridges and mud. We had a great time. Our 4 year old only made it about half way before we had to turn back, but my 9 year old and our friends made it up to the lake where there were baby ducks and great views.

Thank Brook L
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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Wonder place lovely and very zen like. You can sit here and stair at the water and watch the current shift. There are portable potties that you can use, a few benches to sit on as well as a trail for jogging and biking. Great for the whole family, couples or solo.

Thank Cesar G
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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful hike! It was a peaceful, easy hike with our two young sons. The scenery changed just often enough to keep us excited about each new section of trail. We even saw a mama moose with her calf cross the path just a few hundred feet in front of us. It was amazing, but we stopped and gave her plenty of space to be safe.

We hiked around 10am and it was not crowded, but we met several friendly hikers.

This hike begins with lovely views of Lake Dillon and the mountain ranges, followed by beautiful woods, creeks, fun bridges to cross, bouldered areas, streams and plenty of shade with just enough sun to keep you warm in July.

Just when we started to get a bit tired and the mosquitos came out, we made the last leg to Lily Pad Lake. It was lovely with so much wildlife. Chipmunks came right up to us, a mama duck swam through the lily pads with her ducklings, birds flew all around and the lily pads had huge, beautiful yellow flowers. There were also many wildflowers along our way.

Parking was tough, so we would recommend using the shuttle - it drops you right at the trailhead. We walked from the condo we rented in the Treehouse community.

We walked slowly, took plenty of time, stopped many times to look at plants and wildlife and stopped for about half hour to eat lunch at the lake. It took us around 3 hours total, but we were not exhausted when we were done.

Thank Navigate583000
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Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

This is a moderate hike that takes about 2 hours round trip. The water lilies were just starting to bloom with gorgeous yellow flowers in mid June this year. It was a bit rough this time as the trail had not yet been maintained and there were several fallen pine beetle kill trees that had been blown down over the winter that crossed the path. I'm sure that they probably have been cleared by now. They got an unusually heavy snow storm in late May making trail maintenance in the area difficult.

2  Thank sseb0744
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