After 1,763 photos from the top of Lily Mountain down to the ducks at Lily Lake here are the best photos of our adventure.
We went to Estes Park last week on a whim. Derek surprised me with the whole adventure. He picked a few spots, we eeny-meeny-miny-moed it, and chose to go hike Lily Mountain which was a half mile away from Lily Lake. He even brought the camera and I’m so happy because these might be the best pictures I have ever taken. So in love with the Colorado landscape right now. Enjoy the pretty pics!
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The following are all from the top of the hike. The view is always described as panoramic meaning that you can see all around you (not always the case when you summit) and it makes you feel like you’re on the top of the world. I’m not usually scared of heights, but this did make me a bit uneasy. Probably the most beautiful hike I have completed thus far and definitely the most satisfying to summit because of the rock climbing it took to get to the top and the beautiful on top of the worldview we were greeted with.
We hiked back down and I don’t have any pictures from it. We were absolutely exhausted when we reached the top and did not look forward to the hike down. Our feet, ankles, and knees started killing us because we were landing on them roughly taking the large rock steps down. It was totally worth it. I thought we were going to be extremely sore the following day, but we weren’t. After the hike, we headed to Lily Lake.
Overall, Estes is always a pretty area to visit. Whether you come to visit the shops and taffy places galore or for the view, there’s something for everyone. There are multiple hikes of different difficulties, and there is a beautiful trail around Lily Lake that is recommended for families with young children. If you ever come to Colorado, try to make Estes a stop. It is a gorgeous and very well known tourist spot.
If this isn’t your first hike, then I would recommend Lily Mountain. It was a great hike and climb, and I think I’ll want to do it again another time. I hope you enjoyed the pretty pictures, and let me know of other great hikes in the Colorado area, we’re always looking!
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