Lily Pad Lake Trail

Silverthorne Colorado Hikes

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This gentle climb to pretty Lily Pad Lake is a treat for the whole family. The trail passes through typically dry lodge- pole pine forest with sparse vegetation. Several ponds, a creek, and other wet areas produce tall grasses, willows, and wildflowers. A smaller lake is almost covered in pond lilies, while the larger lake supports a few of the plants along with an old beaver lodge.
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by Maryann Gaug (Falcon Guides/Morris Book Publishing, LLC)

This gentle climb to pretty Lily Pad Lake is a treat for the whole family. The trail passes through typically dry lodge- pole pine forest with sparse vegetation. Several ponds, a creek, and other wet areas produce tall grasses, willows, and wildflowers. A smaller lake is almost covered in pond lilies, while the larger lake supports a few of the plants along with an old beaver lodge.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Silverthorne
Length: 3.3
Elevation Gain: 176 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 - 2.5 hours
Season: June through Oct
Local Contacts: USDA Forest Service, Dillon Ranger District, 680 Blue River Pkwy., Silverthorne 80498; (970) 468-5400; www.fs.usda.gov/whiteriver; www.dillonrangerdistrict.com
Local Maps: USGS Frisco; Nat Geo Trails Illustrated 108 Vail/Frisco/ Dillon; Latitude 40° Summit County Trails; USFS White River National Forest map
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