Lily Pad Lake Trail #50


This trail is very accessible from town and is a popular trail into the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Initially, the trail travels south through thick stands of lodgepole pine and aspen. Along the way you will cross some small streams and pass by several beaver ponds. These beaver ponds attracted fur trappers during 1810-1840, the boom years of the fur trade. The lake is a great place to relax and enjoy your lunch. Moose have been seen in this area in the past. It is a privilege to be able to see one of these animals in the wild, please keep your distance and do not approach them.

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Open to Hike/Horse Only. This trail enters the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area.
Closest Towns: Frisco, CO ; Silverthorne, CO

General Information

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, and travel north on HWY 9 to the first traffic light at the intersection of Rainbow Drive / Wildernest Road. Turn left onto Wildernest Road (this road turns into Ryan Gulch Road). Travel for 3.6 miles to the top of Ryan Gulch Road. Toward the end of the road there will be a parking area on the left. There are two trailheads that leave from this parking lot, be sure to start at Lily Pad Lake Trailhead.



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  Area/Length : 
1.4 miles

  Elevation : 
9,825 ft. - 9.952 ft.