Lily Lake and Ridge Loop
ElevationAscent: 168' 51 m
Descent: -166' -51 m
High: 9,089' 2,770 m
Low: 8,922' 2,720 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)
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“A quick loop right off of the peak-to-peak highway near Estes that offers a taste of RMNP's bounty.”— Brian Smith
Family Friendly This is a short enough loop to be doable for the whole family. If climbing and descending the ridge is too much at this altitude, give it the axe and finish the complete Lily Lake Trail.
Lily Ridge Trail switchbacks its way up the ridge on the northern shore of the lake before flattening out and descending to the lake's eastern shore. This trail could prove a slight challenge for some but the views down on the lake are worth it if you're willing to put in the extra work.
Once you descend back to the lake, you'll be back at the trailhead.
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Land Manager: National Park Service - Rocky Mountain National Park