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“ridge trail”(17 reviews)
“easy walk”(24 reviews)
“estes park”(63 reviews)
South Saint Vrain Ave/Hwy 7, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
+1 970-586-1206
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All reviews ridge trail easy walk estes park baldpate inn nice walk flat trail peak to peak wheel chair parking lot wild flowers picnic tables entrance fee surrounding mountains stunning views short hike ducks beaver
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just happened upon this frozen lake on the way to peak to peak byway. Very pretty, and bucket list unconventional ice skating!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank smpc19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Hubby and I made our first visit here from New Orleans, Lily lake was very cold and beautiful. loved it

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jules D
Reviewed 2 November 2018

On the last 29th September 2018, we started for Estes Park from Denver International Airport. We took the route Boulder-Netherlands-Lily Lake-Estes Park. We took our stop at Lily Lake. We got a beautiful view in the afternoon. The area was not at all crowded. It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jamil_Sayed
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Pleasantly surprised by this little spot. Easy to get to from Estes Park. Nice short flat walk (about 30 mins) around the lake. When we visited the lake was calm and had beautiful reflections at about 4pm in the afternoon. Spotted lots of fluffy looking...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Julia B
Reviewed 17 October 2018

For anyone looking for an easy walk, the loop around the lake is highly recommended. We wanted to try Lily Ridge Trail, and we started to take the unmarked path thinking that was the trail we were supposed to take. We climbed up and walked...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 175MOM
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Wheelchair accessible, 1 mile walk around the lake, wildlife viewing - musk rats and the occasional moose, compost restrooms, additional hikes, scenic, free, 30 minutes to an hour is sufficient, lots of friendly locals exercising and looking for beavers and moose

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DarkLark15
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

A really lovely lake. You can walk around the lake, or take a more challenging detour. Wonderful views from the top.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 234suen
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We ended our day tour of Estes Park at Lily Lake for and amazing sunset. There was easy parking and a very easy walk to outstanding views

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BeachLover1986
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Lily lake is a scenic lake with a circular trail and off shoot trails. There’s the trailhead to twin sisters but the trailhead for lily mountain is down the road. Gets crowded especially after the park fills up.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LDavidMarquet
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Lily Lake is an easy place to reach from Estes Park, CO, just off Highay 7. There is an easy stroll around the lake with good views of surrounding mountains such as Twin Sisters peak. There is also a more challenging spur off this trail,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Andi G
6 June 2018|
Response from 854DP | 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