Lily Mountain Trail (#933)


Recreationists are greeted with beautiful nearby mountain ranges.

The trail is relatively level for the first mile then begins a series of switchbacks toward the summit. Near the top of the trail, signs point the way; small rock cairns have been placed to indicate the short scrambling route through some boulders to the summit. At a point where the trail appears to split, the lower route leads to a saddle area below the summit. The saddle and the summit offer panoramic views including Longs Peak and much of the Continental Divide, sights around the Estes Valley with much of the city of Estes Park and Mary’s Lake and Lake Estes, Twin Sisters Peaks, Lion Head, Rocky Mountain National Park, Storm Mountain, and the Mummy Range. Lily Mountain trailhead has limited roadside parking. (See trail directions.)

You can find more information at the Poudre Wilderness Volunteers website. Download trail summary here.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Restrictions: Trail Regulations: No motorized or mechanized equipment. Horses and stock are not allowed. In Rocky Mountain National Park, dogs are prohibited. Permit required for overnight camping in park. Check with park for other regulations.
Closest Towns: Estes Park
Water: None
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles.

General Information

Directions: Take Colorado Highway 7 south from Estes Park 5.8 miles to the trailhead on the right. There is limited roadside parking. Visitors may also park at the Lily Lake parking lot, ΒΌ mile to the south, and walk back along the highway to the trail.

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  Area/Length : 
1.9 miles one-way

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Beginning Elevation: 8,800' - Peak Elevation: 9,740'