Thing to Do

Lily Lake Loop

a dock jutting out toward a lake
Dock at Lily Lake

NPS Photo / Ann Schonlau

  • Distance: 0.8 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 10 feet
  • Trail type: Loop, Easy

Lily Lake Loop is a level path with fabulous views and activities for visitors of all abilities! Follow the trail around the lake and surrounding wetlands. Take in views of Longs Peak and Meeker Mountain, as well as the Twin Sisters Mountain to the southeast. There are benches and picnic tables around the lake for those who wish to picnic and relax. You can also fish in this area - be sure to follow proper regulations. Bird watchers, be on the look out! The ecosystem here is very diverse and many species of birds frequent this area. Take the moderate ridge trail for those who want an aerial view of the lake.
No pets are allowed on this trail or any trails in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Help keep wildlife wild. Never approach or feed wildlife. Animals that learn people are a source of food can become aggressive or stop hunting or foraging on their own. Keep your distance - it's the law! You could be hurt or issued a fine.

Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Accessibility Information
This trail is wheelchair-accessible. 

Rocky Mountain National Park

Last updated: November 12, 2020