Dowdy Lane

Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado

Elevation Gain91ft
Trailhead Elevation8,153ft
Elevation Min/Max8108/8164ft
Elevation Start/End8153/8153ft

Dowdy Lane

Dowdy Lane is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Larimer County, Colorado. It is within Roosevelt National Forest. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 8,153 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 91 feet. This trail connects with the following: Mount Margaret Trail.

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Afoot & Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park (Wilderness Press)
Alan Apt and Kay Turnbaugh
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"A pleasant, easy, and scenic stroll heads around a most comely mountain lake punctuated by striking rock outcrops dating from the last ice age. I imagine the lake was a favorite watering hole for the Ute Indians who inhabited the area from about 4000 years ago until the 1860s when they were forced to leave. The campground is popular, so reservations are necessary."
Best Loop Hikes Colorado (The Mountaineers Books)
Steve Johnson & David Weinstein
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"Long summer days in Colorado are made to order for outdoor enthusiasts, with a lot of sun and reliable weather for exploring our favorite hideaways. And the lingering evenings entertain us with warm, colorful sunsets on a sky that reaches into forever. Dowdy Lake is the perfect location to absorb such evenings. Tucked away in northern Colorado, Dowdy is the biggest of a handful of lakes known as the Red Feather Lakes. This is a great family destination with camping, fishing, hiking, canoeing, bird-watching, and picnic grounds. Whether you’re strolling in and out of ponderosas, floating gently past the chimney rock formations jutting from the lake, or setting up camp beneath the aspen leaves, the Red Feather area is a Colorado gem."

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Trail Information

Roosevelt National Forest
Nearby City
Roosevelt National Forest
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Roosevelt National Forest
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USGS Red Feather Lakes
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