Lily Mountain Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Estes Park: Go south on Hwy 7 about 5.8 miles. Just before the 6 mile marker there is a small pull-off area by the trailhead sign. Be careful because parking space is limited and the pull-off sits just off busy Hwy 7.
Went this morning and it was gorgeous. We were the first and only ones on the trail for most of our hike. I would recommend spikes for most of the hike. It's very icy/snow-packed in sections.
nice short but steep hike. Great views.
Nice views at the top, but a difficult hike in snow shoes - if you like to climb you'll like this trail (trail is tough to follow in the snow, after a certain point).
Was the first person on the trail after the last storm. Snowshoes required most of the way. It's easy to lose the trail but if you've been there before, there are a few markers along the way to look for. Awesome views of RMNP once at the summit!
A good hike that isn't too strenuous if you want to summit.
It was perfect for our Thanksgiving Day hike and saw other families on the trail as well. It was a little slippery along the route because of the ice and snow, but it was all worth it!
First mile is flat. Starts to climb the last mile and doesn't stop ascending until your at the top.
Well marked trail, great view, and fun boulders to climb! Easy for anyone to hike. Just the last bit at the top could be hard for some.
The juice is worth the squeeze! A little tricky at the last 5% due to the boulders you need to climb on, especially for smaller children or dogs. Once you get to the top the 360 views are fantastic.