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McIntosh Lake Trail

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 3.8 (16)

A nice trail around the lake.


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Map Key

3.7

Miles

6.0

KM

100%

Runnable

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

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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  3.8 from 16 votes

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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
The paved portion of the multi-use path around McIntosh Lake.
Jun 3, 2016 near Longmont, CO

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Mar 1, 2020
Daylene York
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Jun 19, 2019
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May 17, 2019
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Morning run with Otso. Storks and Prarie Doggos.
Jun 9, 2017
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