The Lily Pad trail is unique in the Taylor Park area
in that the trail is not the most scenic trail but if you enjoy looking
a Colorado's mining history you may find this trail to be one of the
most interesting in the area. Notice the huge logs used for the
double center beam of the cabin.
If you take your time and go slow along the trail you will notice many
old miners cabins in the wood. These unique glimpses of history
will only be around a few more years until they are completely reclaimed
Arriving in style at the Forest Hill Mine on our UTV rented from
Adventure Rentals! I even stumbled across a geocache while
inspecting the area.
Most of the trail is through thick forest. However on top the
tailing at Forest Hill Mine you can see for miles.
All that is left of the boiler at Forest Hill Mill. There are
several cabins at this site, one appeared to be partially restored.
The trail eventually disappears as you near a large lake covered
in lily pads.