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Lily Pad Lake Trail #50

Intermediate
 3.8 (25)

An extremely popular trail in the summer - you can cruise it!


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Map Key

2.6

Miles

4.3

KM

Point to Point

10,003' 3,049 m

High

9,578' 2,919 m

Low

304' 93 m

Up

521' 159 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Park at the top of Wildernest, head up the short steep road to begin the hike. Follow the obvious route to Lily Pad Lake, you can go beyond the lake if you want to extend your hike a bit as well.

Shared By:

Matthew Coye with improvements by Kelley Dearing

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  3.8 from 25 votes

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  3.8 from 25 votes
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#133

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#785

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Typical section of trails with the aspens in fall color.
Oct 1, 2021 near Frisco, CO
This is the section where most people get confused and go the wrong way. It happens about 5 minutes into the trail. Go LEFT here! If you go right, you end up bushwhacking and following a faint trail that disappears.
May 29, 2017 near Silvert…, CO
Lily Pad Lake in early fall with the aspen in gold and the mountains just kissed with snow.
Oct 1, 2021 near Frisco, CO
Overlook at revisor.
Sep 5, 2019 near Silvert…, CO
Lily Lake on a clear morning.
Jul 3, 2021 near Frisco, CO
Lily Lake
Jul 3, 2021 near Frisco, CO

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Oct 1, 2021
Troy Hartwig
Three moose grazing in the larger pond early in the morning! Gorgeous with the yellow aspen, but the lilies were done. Only minus is beetle kill.
Sep 19, 2021
Chris R
Alex cookies and parents
Aug 23, 2021
Gina G
Aug 2, 2021
Brian Blankenship
Meadow Creek to Lily Pad Lake 3mi — 1h 23m
Jul 4, 2021
Emily Flanders
With Beth, the Posey parents, and Dewey. Hiked up and around the lake, had a snack at the top before heading down. 3.3mi
Jul 3, 2021
John Chenoweth
Went 2 mile out to Lily Pad Lake. first 3/4 mile was very rocky. Got nice at the split to the right. 4mi — 1h 45m
Aug 31, 2020
Katie Reid
Out and back trail and I clocked it at being 3.19 miles round trip. Wonderful hike with a good trail and beautiful lakes to relax at 3.2mi — 2h 07m