Outbound Collective logo


Added by Kyle C

Lily Lake is a picturesque lake at a higher elevation in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Lily Lake allows boating in non-motorized watercraft and is only a short carry from your parking area by 7. Parking can be limited so get there in the morning early so that you can enjoy the morning wildlife and decreased crowds. You can spend an hour or so here kayaking slowly around enjoying the water. Ducks and other birds often frequent the western edge of the lake.

This lake is in the national park so you are required to pay the entrance fee. This is also a lake at elevation so standard weather preparedness applies. Thankfully, you are close to your car and shore if a storm does strike.

Read More

Download the Outbound mobile app

Find adventures and camping on the go, share photos, use GPX tracks, and download maps for offline use.

Get the app


Stand Up Paddle
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area

Paddle Lily Lake Reviews

Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


Twin Sisters Peaks

Rock Climb above Lilly Lake

Run or Hike Estes Cone

Chasm Lake via Longs Peak Trailhead

Summit Storm Peak and Mount Lady Washington

Sunrise Hike to the Peacock Pool