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Dowdy Lake Trail

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Dowdy Lake Trail

Area Red Feather Lakes
Park/Forest Roosevelt National Forest
Trailhead Dowdy Lake Campground
Distance Roundtrip 2.2 Miles
Elevation Start 8100 ft
Elevation Gain ≈ 40 ft
Features Lake
Dogs Allowed? Yes, on leash


This is a short loop trail around the edge of Dowdy Lake. Dowdy Lake is a popular campground and boating area, so you won't find isolation but this trail makes for a pleasant walk around a pretty lake, especially if you're camping or picnicking there.

Directions info

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About 45 miles northwest of Fort Collins via Highway 287 and Red Feather Lakes Rd.


National Forest Dowdy Lake Page


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