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Lily Lake Trail

Easy
 4.1 (14)

An exceedingly popular roadside trail looping around a lovely subalpine lake.


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0.8

Miles

1.2

KM

100%

Runnable

8,935' 2,723 m

High

8,922' 2,720 m

Low

14' 4 m

Up

14' 4 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

2%

Max Grade (1°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

ADA accessibly: This trail is partially accessible. Some damaged sections may prevent passage of wheeled devices.

Description

Given this trail's proximity to CO-7, its lack of elevation change, and its gorgeous views of Longs Peak, this trail is often very, very crowded in the summer.

The trail is well maintained and features benches along the way that offer places of respite to the elderly or handicapped.

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Shared By:

Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 14 votes

#5

in Estes Park

#7716

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  4.1 from 14 votes
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Trail Rankings

#5

in Estes Park

#598

in Colorado

#7,716

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2,014 Since Jan 14, 2015
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Photos

View of Longs Peak, looking west from Lily Lake. Lily Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park, Colorado.
Aug 10, 2019 near Estes Park, CO
Lily Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park, Colorado.
Aug 10, 2019 near Estes Park, CO
Lily Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park, Colorado.
Aug 10, 2019 near Estes Park, CO
Rainy this day but great views here.
Jun 9, 2016 near Estes Park, CO
Facing the lake from the docks
Jan 30, 2020 near Estes Park, CO
Rocky Mountain National Park
Dec 8, 2017 near Estes Park, CO

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