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Address: Wildernest Rd., Silverthorne, CO

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Nice easy hike with a lake at the end

The hike from the parking is by far the most strenuous and at times the trail isn't the clearest but you aren't going to get lost either. This is a nice easy hike if you are not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2016
Andrew F
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Commerce City, Colorado
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Commerce City, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The hike from the parking is by far the most strenuous and at times the trail isn't the clearest but you aren't going to get lost either. This is a nice easy hike if you are not used to hiking at altitude and the lakes are pretty but they look very similar to most you see in the mountains. This... More 

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NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

After doing some of the more severe hikes over rocks and boulders this trail was refreshing and a nice change. It's about a mile and a half trail through the woods with some areas that needed some balancing. Most of the trail is in the shade. Beautiful views of the pine trees! We saw a coyote and beaver on the... More 

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Silverthorne, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

You can park your car at the top of Wildernest by the Buffalo Mountain trailhead. Or you can take the Summit Stage and get off at the stop right next to the Lily Pad Trailhead. Both trailheads are close to each other at the top of Ryan Gulch Road. Lily Pad is a relatively easy hike (taken as a hike... More 

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Nice simple hike to test being acclimated to altitude. A bit uphill and nice scenery around pair of lakes.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Great little hike with beautiful views. Easy with small elevation gain. Hike is rocky in some areas so wear good shoes.

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

if you're into hiking and want to see some amazing views, then check this place out. if you don't like the outdoors and adventure... well... shouldn't you be somewhere else like NYC where there's no grass?

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Pretty easy set of ups and downs. Lots of woods. Saw a moose going into the first set of trees after the initial hill and open space. Did not make it to the lake at the end because the trail was not marked well. My map had said was 1.5 miles in, but at that point there is a split... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Loves this hike! A couple of small meadows, a beaver pond and great views of mountains and Lake Dillon. A couple of rocky areas and tree roots across the trail but you are rewarded at the end with a pond covered with Lilly Pads. Don't stop there! Go over the next small hill and the lake is so pretty.

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Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I enjoyed this hike even though some reviews were not very good. First of all, we left for this trail first thing in the morning (maybe 8 am) and found the parking and hiking to not be crowded at all. By the time we left though there were plenty of people coming in so my advice is to go early.... More 

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Surprise, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We don't live at altitude any more, and we don't hike that much, either. This was perfect for our varied ages and for our dogs! Pretty level, a variety of scenery, some foot bridges, wildflowers, a lily pad pond, and a like with a sandy shore. The dogs had a great time swimming and retrieving sticks thrown by little boys... More 

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