Lily Pad Lake Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Silverthorne, Colorado 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
Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO
We hiked this in mid-March and found it easily accessible using only yak trax. The beginning is rather steep but it leveled off pretty quick. There is a fork just after you enter the trees that isn't marked. The correct path is to the left. AllTrails helped here.
Nice, easy trail for casual walks. Plenty of snowshoeing/cross country skiing opportunities and a gorgeous setting in the summer or fall. Shoe traction devices are helpful in the winter. The steepest part is the initial walk up to the water tank; nice for families or first-time visitors adjusting to the altitude. The "lake" is really no more than a large pond, but it's lovely.
Beautiful easy trail.
The trail was gorgeous after 3-4 feet of fresh snow the week before. The mid-Jan hike was our introduction to Silverthorne and the altitude. The weather was perfect and the views even better for such an accessible little 3.5 mile hike.
Hiked during winter and trail ended due to unpacked snow. Decent hike if looking for something to do in Frisco area although it maybe better when snow is melted.
Great trail for families with little kids. beautiful Lake at the end for a picnic.
I did this trail about 5 years ago. Heavy traffic, the beetle kill in the trees is horrible. I would not let my dog drink out of the lake, although there is a stream or two along the way. Good trail for kids.