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Quick Facts

Lily Lake Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,800 Feet (2431.4 Meters)
Difficulty: Most Difficult
Elevation Gain: 2,600 Feet (810.5 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,500 Feet (3273.1 Meters)
High Point: 10,500 Feet (3200.4 Meters)
Length: 11.2 Miles (18.67 Kilometers) 17.9 km
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 128 Maroon Bells, Redstone, Marble
Pets: Yes - Leashed required
Trail Number: 1964
Usage: Light
USGS Maps: Redstone and Marble

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

The Lily Lake Trail goes through areas of lush vegetation. Large, dense stands of trees make it a beautiful area to hike through, and also provide the opportunity to spot wildlife. Lily Lake trail has three ridges it crosses which make it seem longer than it actually is. It is not maintained and can be very difficult to find in places. Lily Lake Trail is mostly in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness area and is heavily used by horseback riders. Last Chance Trail is within the Holly Cross Wilderness, pleaseeducate yourself about Wilderness Ethics and rules.* DOGS MUST BE LEASHED out of consideration for both other people and wildlife.Closest Towns:

Directions from Carbondale: Travel south on Hwy. 133 for 17 miles past Carbondale to Redstone. At the north end of Redstone take the 4WD road to the east past the town's water plant to the East Creek trailhead, approximately a half mile from town. Travel up East Creek a half mile to the right fork onto Lily Lake trail.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Summer Season: Memorial Day Weekend through October (NOTE: The Lily Lake Trail is accessible during the Summer months for hiking and horseback riding.) . Normal Winter Season: Late November through March (NOTE: The Lily Lake Trail is accessible during the Winter months for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Lily Lake Trail
ICON Cross-country Skiing Lily Lake Trail
ICON Hiking & Walking Lily Lake Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Lily Lake Trail
ICON Snowshoeing

More Information

Visitor Information:

Snowmass Village Resort Association, 38 Village Square, P.O. Box 5566 , Snowmass Village, CO, 81615, Phone: 800-SNOWMASS, info@snowmassvillage.com

Links to other sites:
Forest Conservancy - Current Information from Local Volunteers: Closings and Conditions


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