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McIntosh Lake Trail

Easy
 3.8 (16)

A nice trail around the lake.


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Map Key

3.7

Miles

6.0

KM

Point to Point

5,107' 1,557 m

High

5,073' 1,546 m

Low

33' 10 m

Up

50' 15 m

Down

0%

Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

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.

The parking lot at the Agricultural Heritage Museum is currently closed (2020). Lots of parking available at the east end.

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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Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 16 votes

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#1

in Longmont

#586

in Colorado

#7,169

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Photos

Longs Peak from McIntosh Lake Trail at sunrise
Jul 28, 2017 near Longmont, CO
Longs Peak and Mount Meeker behind the Agricultural Heritage Center.
Jun 3, 2016 near Longmont, CO
Looking west towards the snowy high peaks.
Jun 3, 2016 near Longmont, CO
Nice spot to fish or have a picnic.
Jun 3, 2016 near Longmont, CO
Bridge spanning the Oligarchy (irrigation) Ditch.
Jun 3, 2016 near Longmont, CO
Enjoying a stroll around McIntosh Lake.
Jun 3, 2016 near Longmont, CO

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Check-Ins

May 10, 2020
Ryan VanBuskirk
3.7mi
Sep 14, 2019
Luke Farlow
Aug 12, 2019
Kim Ehlert
Walked several mornings
Aug 10, 2019
Benjamin Ellis
Jul 6, 2019
Brandi Duncan
2.3mi
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