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Such a Beautiful Area!

We stopped at Lily Lake as one of our last stops in the Rocky Mountain National Park. I had read in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Christina B
New Orleans, United States
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Trail is easy to access

I am always on the lookout for spots to enjoy nature that do not involve difficult access to enjoy... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
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South Saint Vrain Ave/Hwy 7, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
+1 970-586-1206
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped at Lily Lake as one of our last stops in the Rocky Mountain National Park. I had read in another review of a Moose sighting. Sure enough it was there over on the left side just across the pond (Pic not the best)....More

Thank Christina B
Reviewed 6 days ago

I am always on the lookout for spots to enjoy nature that do not involve difficult access to enjoy. Lily Lake fits the bill for those who enjoy the outdoors but are unable to climb or hike strenuous paths.

Thank angiepenn
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful little spot! This lake has hiking for families, some strenuous stretches, and we even saw a few rock climbers on a great climbing face! If you happen to lose the trail (which was not hard to do...), find your own! A few...More

Thank Peter O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in the early evening here to do family photos with a photographer. During the day we noticed it was VERY busy and had little to no parking left. The evening we found plenty of parking. It is a flat service, easy to walk,...More

Thank Shannon H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving looking for elk while waiting for our 4x4 tour to begin downtown. Luckily we happened upon Lily Lake! Absolutely stunning! Gorgeous smallish lake, great walking trail around it, geese, ducks, Beautiful mountains in the background! Loved it! Wish we could have had...More

Thank Jeannette C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This location was a dream come true for a photographer! The lake, the mountains, the Big Sky, it all made for a beautiful background for a wedding.

Thank BooniesMama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With tons of options in the park, we landed on this one. We hiked the trail, was nice, scenic, and fairly easy, yet still felt like a hike. There is a place where the trail goes down and loops back to the lake, but you...More

3  Thank Kelsey R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved Lily Lake & the trailhead. We spent an entire afternoon walking around the lake and seeing some wildlife, hiking the family friendly trails, and taking in the beautiful scenery. We had Lunch there as well on the patio table near the lake....More

Thank Maeganlynn48
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

After being in the main RMNP. This is a very flat trail. Not much parking and very busy. Saw some cute ducks and babies and a very industrious beaver.

Thank beckrdh
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We discovered this place driving from Allenspark to Estes Park and we’re so taken in by the beauty. The hike is an easy 1 mile hike which my nieces of 3 and 6 years could easily do. There are picnic tables around to bring your...More

Thank Daisy R
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Andi G
6 June 2018|
Response from D P | Reviewed this property |
I would say no to both of these, the lakes not that big and I would say as a diver not one I would want to dive even if it was allowed which I doubt. As for camping there are lots of place close by to camp just not at the... More
19 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
3 April 2016|
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