Lily Pad Lake Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Silverthorne, CO that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
Directions from Carbondale: From Carbondale travel east on Hwy. 82 to Basalt. Turn left into downtown Basalt and follow the Fryingpan River Road about 32 miles to the end of the pavement. Most people like to park here and ride their bikes to make a loop ride, or if you are hiking the trail, you can continue to drive to the beginning of the trail. For a two and a half mile hike, turn right at the end of the pavement and drive to the end of the gravel road. The trail starts from the Fryingpan Lakes trailhead.
Nice hike! The view at the top was nice.
Easy to find (put the address in the GPS, you can see the trailhead just ahead of it when you get there), easy hike, very lovely. Great first hike while you're acclimating if you are vacationing from lower elevation.
Nice casual hike. Early October was the perfect time to see the aspens turn color. Not too strenuous and you have the option to continue on to Meadow Creek trail.
Easy and short trail, dogs allowed. Beautiful hike to see the Aspens. There are actually two lakes right by each other!
Beautiful lakes, at the end of a nice mild trail. Not totally flat, some nice interesting ups and downs and what not to make kids really feel like they are in the wilderness. Did this one as a kid multiple times and took my kids to do it too
Very enjoyable hike. Great place to train with your dog.
Beautiful!! The fall colors were amazing.
Nice starter/ acclamation trail. Great for younger kids and picnic lunch by the pond.
Easy afternoon hike. Pretty quiet trail on a Friday.
The web site shows getting there from Carbondale? Huh?
Went almost a year ago and it was a fun, easy hike. We went with another couple and 2 children under 2 and it wasn't difficult with them in the backpack. The trail to lily pad lake started off with some burnt trees from a fire years ago. The lake itself was very peaceful and clear. This is a nice hike for visitors or trail runners.
Great for running! Just watch your step for roots and a few rocks in parts. Also a good very easy hike.
Not yet adjusted to the altitude? This hike is for you. Because of the rocks and tree roots on the trail, hiking boots (not sneakers) are a better choice....but you can do it with sneakers. Moderate elevation gain, pretty views of Lake Dillion.
It took us 2 hours. very beautiful. easy. worth it.