Thing to Do

Lily Lake Loop

Lily Lake
Reflections on Lily Lake


  • 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.

Pets are prohibited on all trails in Rocky Mountain National Park
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Lily Lake

From May 27 to October 10, 2022, Timed Entry Permit Reservations are requied to enter most areas of Rocky Mountain National Park between 9 am to 3 pm. To access the Bear Lake Road corridor, Timed Entry Permits are in effect from 5 am to 6 pm daily.

Timed Entry Permit Reservations are only available to be booked through One Timed Entry Permit Reservation is $2.00 and non-refundable. 

There are two Timed Entry Permit options available (you only need one): Park Access + Bear Lake Road or Park Access, Does Not Include Bear Lake Road.

A Timed Entry Permit will cover one vehicle and all passengers in the vehicle.

To learn more, visit the park's Timed Entry Permit Reservation webpage at

Accessibility Information
This trail is wheelchair-accessible. 

Rocky Mountain National Park

Last updated: July 8, 2022