Last updated: August 21, 2023
- 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.
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 can only be booked online. 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.
Timed Entry Permits are vehicle permits. One Timed Entry Permit will cover one vehicle and all passengers in the vehicle. Timed Entry Permit Holders must enter the park during their reseved 2-hour reservation window.
Learn more about the park's TImed Entry Permit Reservation program