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A nice trail around the lake.


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Map Key

3.6

Miles

5.7

KM

Loop

5,090' 1,551 m

High

5,073' 1,546 m

Low

31' 10 m

Up

31' 10 m

Down

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Avg Grade (0°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

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 19 votes

#1

in Longmont

#7629

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  3.8 from 19 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Longmont

#578

in Colorado

#7,629

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Photos

Longs Peak from McIntosh Lake Trail at sunrise
Jul 28, 2017 near Longmont, CO
McIntosh Lake at sunset looking northwest.
Jun 28, 2022 near Longmont, CO
McIntosh Lake at sunset.
Jun 28, 2022 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
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