Nice wide open space with lots of happy dogs and a lake. no elevation to speak of so not really a work-out, but certainly beautiful.

Boulder Reservoir does not let people in the front gate for free and especially not with dogs!! Tip: go the back way (clockwise) and it's a great, free waterside walk. They might lecture you if you take a dog on the south shore.

Nice pleasant hike with a lake and lots of happy dogs in it. Best during the week.

Started out OK, but there were a lot of dogs off leash and they really stressed my support dog, Sierra, out. I admit I was pretty high, so I'm not sure how she lost her support animal vest. But it really messed up the reset of the hike, The cops came as well because some of some hassle between a biker and a nude runner. They just bummed me out, bad vibes from the very start.
Oh I also lost my keys. So big buzzkill on the west side of the trail.

Nice hike on the east portion of the trail. Know that the west portion of the trail isn't really a trail and you must walk (or bike) on the side of the dirt road.

It was an okay walk. Almost half of it is on a dirt road with lots of vehicle, bike, and runner traffic. A lot of off leash dogs as well. Some nice views. Will choose a different 5 mile walk next time.

trail running
5 months ago

Flat, but ok run. Started right before sunset...not good.

Pretty spot, but the loop trail is under construction. Now a short out and back. Check construction status before going.

hiking
8 months ago

Definitely a favorite spot to take our dogs off leash. Views are as beautiful. Usually a few people fishing and lots of other friendly dogs. If your dog likes to swim, he'll probably just ask you to leave him there and come back tomorrow...dock for jumping and loads of easy entry places.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful sunset walk around Coot Lake with amazing views of the flatirons in the distance.

road biking
9 months ago

Beautiful views for a quick morning bike ride

Great easy hike and fishing trip for the family

walking
Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday, May 05, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Beautiful views and easy terrain

walking
Friday, March 24, 2017

I need area to walk. Seeing all of the dogs with their owners made me want my own dog, but I enjoyed exploring this area on my own. I walked mostly around the reservoir, but was able to cut across part of the reservoir where the water had receded. It was quite a blast! At first I was walking across sand, and then I got to a long section of street mud and muck. I was barefoot in smiling the whole time! :D
In the middle of the week and before peak season, the area wasn't too busy. Just enough people to feel in touch, yet also with in my own little world. I would certainly come back here again, with higher hopes of being able to dunk my head under the waters!

walking
Sunday, March 05, 2017

Great view with plenty of room for pups to run and swim around.

on Coot Lake Trail

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Lake itself is quite lovely, and trail is convenient to Boulder and Longmont areas. Path is wide, smooth, and flat, appropriate for all ability levels and many uses. Very dog friendly - though almost felt like a dog park with so many present on a crowded Sunday afternoon.

walking
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Nice easy trail! Very dog friendly, I think I was the only one without a dog. Much better parking across the street.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

love that you can let dogs get into the water

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Not bad trail ... Good for dogs

hiking
Thursday, September 01, 2016

Coot lake is a relaxing place to go for an easy walk. It seems like a nice place to fish or bring the dogs. Not much else for scenery but fall does bring some changing leaves. Heard lots of coyotes after dark so be mindful.

hiking
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Not a loop.

walking
Friday, July 22, 2016

Lots of nature.

Good hike/walk around the reservoir. Didn't know that you could have your dog even on leash on the swim/boating side during the summer through Labor Day. Got a lecture but allowed to continue through. All in all, about 6.2 miles all the way around.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

walking
Friday, July 17, 2015

Great discovery of a very dog friendly Lake! Easy, graveled trail for the walk and numerous easy access points for the dog to jump in the water. We'll be making this a regular visit!

fishing
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Such a beautiful, easy hike. This has been my relaxation spot for the past several years, and it is beyond beautiful at sunset. Gorgeous view of the Front Range, as well as Haystack Mountain.

Pretty crowded at times but a good hike for those who are not very avid hikers. Brought my 2 year old nephew and it was perfect for him

walking
Saturday, July 19, 2014

A flat, well maintained gravel track that is good for running and open to dogs. Very short and not difficult at all, but a good place to jog or walk your dog in the shadow of the Rockies. Good birding in the back section, expect to see lots of red-wing blackbirds in the summer and possibly blue herons and other waterfowl.

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