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McIntosh Lake Trail

Easy

Trail

3.7 mile 6.0 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
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°)

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A nice trail around the lake.

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Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Wildlife

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.

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Land Manager: City of Longmont

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Jun 19, 2019
Jackie Anne
3.7mi
May 17, 2019
Nomi Coltrane
Morning run with Otso. Storks and Prarie Doggos.
Jun 9, 2017
Jen McMurtrey

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 15 votes

#1

in Longmont

#7168

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#1

in Longmont

#603

in Colorado

#7,168

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2,408 Since May 27, 2015
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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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