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This is an easily-accessible gem, located just up the hill from Estes Park on CO-7. Lily lake is very popular - with good reason! Autumn is a great time to take a stroll around the lake or just gaze out from the parking lot. Stands of aspen trees create veins of vibrant color in an otherwise evergreen forest.

Check out the Lily Lake and Ridge Loop for info on an optional hike around the lake.

On the Road: Drive south on CO-7 from Estes Park or north from Allenspark.

Family Friendly: This is a drive-up gem with an optional short walk.

Gem Type: Lake

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Brian Smith

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Jul 3, 2022
Nick DeLapp
Here
May 8, 2022
Scott Teigen
Beautiful spring flowers beginning to bloom
Sep 22, 2021
David Phillips
Jul 26, 2021
Carlyn Mannino
Drove by
Jul 20, 2021
Mahesh Vemula
Jul 11, 2021
michael stewart
Jul 9, 2021
Andrea Castaneda
El día que llegamos a the rockys colorado
Jun 24, 2021
Randy Benson
Great hike with the kids today. Even saw a moose down by the water!

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