- Date hiked: 11/07/2020
- Hiked from: Lily Lake Trailhead
- Distance hiked: .9 Miles Loop
- Total elevation gain: 0
- Maintained trail: Yes
- Overall Difficulty: 1/10 – Easy day hike for all – wheel chair accessible and great for kids and families
- Overall Views: 4/10 – Great views in every direction. Longs Peak, Mt. Meeker and Estes Cone to the south. Twin Sisters Peaks to the East.
Lily Lake is located off of CO-7 in Estes Park, Colorado. Approximately a 15 minute drive from Lake Estes and 7 miles south of US 36.
There are two different parking lots, one located at Lily Lake Trailhead, and the other is directly across the highway. Two bathrooms are available at the Lily Lake trailhead.
A wide, maintained trail circles the lake. Lily Lake trail is also wheel chair accessible, as longs as it’s clear of snow. An alternate trail, Lily Ridge trail, provide better views of the lake.
Near the trailhead, check out the observation deck. Looking south will provide amazing views of Estes Cone, Longs Peak and Mount Meeker. Hike to the west end of Lily Lake to get amazing views of Twin Sisters Peaks.
Lily Lake is a popular destination in Rocky Mountain National Park for families, anglers, photographers and hikers. In the colder months when the lake is frozen over, it can be a great lake to break out the ice skates as well.
If you are a photographer this is an amazing spot in Rocky Mountain National Park for sunrise and sunset landscapes.
There is very limited to no cell phone service at this location. I have Verizon and have never been able to get service here.