McIntyre Lake Trail

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McIntyre Lake Trail (#964)

The Link Trail is in the Rawah Wilderness. The trail climbs steadily for about five miles through a lodgepole pine forest to the Big McIntyre Burn, which offers great views of the surrounding country. The trail levels somewhat and continues south for another 4 miles. The trail intersects the Medicine Bow Trail, the McIntyre Lake Trail, and finally ends at the Rawah Trail near Rawah Lake #1.The McIntyre Lake Trail is a relatively short trail that branches off of the Link Trail at about seven miles. It provides access to McIntyre Lake then continues south and reconnects to the Link Trail near Rawah Lake #1.

Usage: Light
Restrictions: General Wilderness Regulations: Dogs must be on a hand held leash. No motorized or mechanized equipment. Camps, campfires, and stock, where allowed, at least 200 feet from water and trails. Group size limited to 12 people or stock animals. Certified weed-free hay is required for stock. Alpine Closure: Fires are prohibited above 10,800’ (tree line).
Closest Towns: Red Feather Lakes, Rustic, Laramie, WY
Water: Water can be filtered and treated from nearby water sources.
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles.

Directions: Travel 11 miles northwest of Fort Collins on U.S. Highway 287. Turn left onto Colorado Highway 14, and travel 52 miles to County Road 103, Laramie River Road. Turn right and travel north about 16 miles to County Road 80C, Glendevey Road. Turn left and travel about 3 miles to the Link and McIntyre Trailhead parking on the left just past Browns Park Campground.

Day Hiking

Fire Information:  Check for any seasonal fire restrictions before your hike. This trail is within the Rawah Wilderness Area, where campfires must be at least 200 feet from water and trails. You may collect dead and down wood; do not break branches from standing trees for firewood. Please attend to campfires at all times. Touch any remaining coals with the bare hand to insure campfire is cold and dead out. Remember, if it is too hot to touch, it is too hot to leave!
Difficulty Level: Most Difficult

Backpacking

Fire Information:  Check for any seasonal fire restrictions before your hike. This trail is within the Rawah Wilderness Area, where campfires must be at least 200 feet from water and trails. You may collect dead and down wood; do not break branches from standing trees for firewood. Please attend to campfires at all times. Touch any remaining coals with the bare hand to insure campfire is cold and dead out. Remember, if it is too hot to touch, it is too hot to leave!
Difficulty Level: Most Difficult

Horse Riding

Loading Ramp no
Size Restrictions  no
Hitching Rails no
Corrals no
Difficulty Level: Most Difficult

Stats

  • Trail Measurement: 8.8 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 404220N
  • Compass Longitude: 1055737W
  • Numeric Latitude: 40.7055347
  • Numeric Longitude: -105.960291
  • Elevation in Meters: 2560 to 3292
  • Elevation in Feet: 8400 to 10800

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  • Trail Location
  • Trail Measurement
    8.8 Miles
  • Compass Latitude
    404220N
  • Compass Longitude
    1055737W
  • Numeric Latitude
    40.7055347
  • Numeric Longitude
    -105.960291
  • Elevation in Feet
    8400 to 10800
  • Elevation in Meters
    2560 to 3292
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