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Coot Lake Trail

Easy

Trail

1.1 mile 1.7 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 16' 5 m
Descent: -11' -3 m
High: 5,206' 1,587 m
Low: 5,191' 1,582 m

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Max Grade: 1% (1°)

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Trail shared by Kristen McGlynn

A flat and easy loop of Coot Lake.

Kristen McGlynn

Features Birding · Lake · Views

Dogs are allowed to swim on the east and south shores only. Dogs are not allowed on the west side or in any of the wetland areas.

Description

This wide and flat trail loops around Coot Lake, and makes a nice start to a longer run at the Boulder Reservoir or a pleasant short outing on its own. The west side of the lake is a protected wetland where you can spot a variety of birds, and the view of of the Flatirons and Longs Peak on a clear day make a picture perfect backdrop.

Flora & Fauna

Opportunity to see many birds such as meadowlarks, red-winged blackbirds, thrushes, red-tailed hawks, ospreys, and bald eagles.

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Early Morning Swim
Aug 14, 2019 near Niwot, CO

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