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green McIntosh Lake Trail

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Trail

3.7 mile 6.0 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 33' 10 m
Descent: -50' -15 m
High: 5,107' 1,557 m
Low: 5,073' 1,546 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)

Dogs

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Trail shared by B-climber .

A nice trail around the lake.

B-climber .

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Wildlife

Family Friendly Easy, nearly level path is paved on the eastern and southern sections. There are scattered playgrounds and sandy "boat launch" areas where the little ones can wade in the water.

Description

The McIntosh Lake Trail is half paved, and half gravel. It encircles the lake, usually very close to the shoreline and is a popular place to walk, jog or bike. There are multiple places to access the trail with official parking lots as marked on this map, but also ample on-street parking along the south side. This is a dammed lake with the southwest corner forming the retailing wall. From most places along the path you get great views of Mount Meeker and Long's Peak to the west.

Flora & Fauna

Keep an eye out for a wide array of wildlife, including prairie dogs, blue herons, red foxes, and bald eagles. Cottonwoods.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Longmont

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Jun 11, 2018
Anna Bockhaus
Feb 25, 2018
Julie Aynes
3.5mi
Feb 17, 2018
Sarah Bushman
Brought my dog, Bradley. We enjoyed the lovely views. 3.7mi
Oct 8, 2017
Randy Overhoff
Jul 18, 2017
Jordan McGrew
Sunset run with a beautiful view of the mountains. 3.9mi — 0h 34m
Jan 1, 2017
Jamie Miller Gilgren
3.7mi

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 12 votes

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in Longmont

#6943

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#628

in Colorado

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