McIntyre Trail

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McIntyre Trail (#966)

The McIntyre Trail promptly enters the Rawah Wilderness and begins with a mile-long traverse to McIntyre Creek before beginning a 4-mile ascent to an area known as Housmer Park and the beginning of the McIntyre Creek Trail. The McIntyre Trail continues about 5 miles northward to meet the Shipman Park Trail (#974), which descends to the northeast corner of the wilderness and terminates on private land. McIntyre then ends where it meets the Medicine Bow Trail (#965) at Ute Pass on the Medicine Bow Divide. The Shipman Park Trail begins just before Ute Pass and descends in a northeast direction into Shipman Park, which is a large open valley.

Access is from the Link-McIntyre trailhead that accommodates approximately 20 vehicles and 5 designated trailer spaces. The trailhead is located off of Larimer County Road 130, which in turn accesses off of Laramie River Road (County Road 103), and is just west of Browns Park campground.

Rentals & Guides: no
Open Season: January
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 to Colorado Highway 14. Turn left on CO 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 the Browns Park Campground and across the creek.

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

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

Stats

  • Trail Measurement: 9.2 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 404727N
  • Compass Longitude: 1055832W
  • Numeric Latitude: 40.7908113
  • Numeric Longitude: -105.9755679
  • Elevation in Meters: 2560 to 2877
  • Elevation in Feet: 8400 to 9440

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  • Trail Location
  • Trail Measurement
    9.2 Miles
  • Compass Latitude
    404727N
  • Compass Longitude
    1055832W
  • Numeric Latitude
    40.7908113
  • Numeric Longitude
    -105.9755679
  • Elevation in Feet
    8400 to 9440
  • Elevation in Meters
    2560 to 2877
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