Lily Pad Lake

Silverthorne, Colorado

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This hike takes you to a delightful series of small lakes and ponds in Eagle’s Nest Wilderness on a path that is lavishly decorated with wildflowers in the early summer. Few hikes offer this much beauty with such easy access and minimal effort.
Afoot & Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park

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Afoot & Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park

by Alan Apt and Kay Turnbaugh (Wilderness Press)

This hike takes you to a delightful series of small lakes and ponds in Eagle’s Nest Wilderness on a path that is lavishly decorated with wildflowers in the early summer. Few hikes offer this much beauty with such easy access and minimal effort.

© 2015 Alan Apt and Kay Turnbaugh/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Silverthorne
Distance: 3
Elevation Gain: 200 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Trailhead Elevation: 9,700 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Additional Use: Skiing
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Eagles Nest Wilderness, Dillon Ranger District, White River National Forest
Local Maps: Latitude 40° Summit County Trails
Topo Map: Lily Pad Lake Topographic Map
Guide Book: Afoot & Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

7/5/2012

Great little hike to bring the whole family (as leashed dogs are welcome!)! Most of the hike is under the cover of lodge pole pines. For the first 1/4 mile, there is no cover - so be ready with sunscreen and sunglasses at the start and the end (if doing out-and-back).

4/4/2010

We snowshoed the trail and it was a nice easy trail! A few small rolling hills through the woods to the Lily Pad Lakes. Can't wait to go back in July to see all of the Lily Pads in bloom! Great Hike for taking visitors who aren't used to the altitude.

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