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Lily Pad Lake

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Address: Wildernest Rd., Silverthorne, CO

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Great Hike-Nice Views

Great little hike-not too long. Maybe a little strenuous for those not used to the altitude, but not too difficult. Lots of nice views. You might see some wildlife. Its a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2017
Janet F
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Great little hike-not too long. Maybe a little strenuous for those not used to the altitude, but not too difficult. Lots of nice views. You might see some wildlife. Its a pleasant way to experience the local scenery.

Thank Janet F
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 

Thank Andrew F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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 

Thank Ronaldo F
Bettendorf, Iowa
2 reviews
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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4 reviews
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.

Thank KST93
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?

Thank seanswarner
2 reviews
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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 

Thank Scott G
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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.

Thank agchick78
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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