Dowdy Lake Trail

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Dowdy Lake Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Red Feather Lakes, Colorado that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
52 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

lake

walking
18 days ago

The Dowdy Lake trail was a fun 2.5 mile walk/hike. The directions take you to a trail map, but you have to park (& pay the $6) in the day use area, which is near the entrance. We missed it, and had to backtrack, after asking the park rangers. Once we got parked/paid, the trail was right there!! Lots of amazing views, and boulders for climbing. A super fun trail!

walking
24 days ago

Easy walk around a lake in a beautiful setting. Part of the loop can get hot, but other parts have lots of trees and provided welcomed shade!

fishing
1 month ago

Beautiful and easy hike. There’s lots of trees so it was shaded. Kayaked the perimeter of the west lake. Lots of fish jumping but none were biting. One of my favorite places in Colorado.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful and easy.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice easy trail.

hiking
11 months ago

A easy and beautiful hike around a lake. If you're looking to avoid the crowds, this isn't the hike for you. There are a ton of campers, but it's very family friendly. Also a great spot for fishing and SUP.

11 months ago

Great place to get out of the heat for the day. Easy trail with a beautiful view.

11 months ago

Family friendly hike with great views from any where on the trail.

hiking
Monday, March 20, 2017

(3.18.2017) This is a quick flat hike around the lake. Nice views of the mountains. There were a few snowy/ icy spots. It was popular with people fishing and even some campers, but pretty empty on the far side of the lake. I'd imagine that it would be very busy in the spring and summer.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Decent walk (not a hike) around a lake if you are up at Red Feather and want something to do. Took the dog on this one and he loved it but wanted to chase squirrels and chipmunks most of the time.

walking
Monday, August 19, 2013

Loop book hike claims this is a 2.2 mile hike. Basically it's a jaunt around an amazing viewworthy lake! Would I drive out here just to walk a couple miles around a lake, nope, but if you book a camp site, say #25 right on said lake and can do the hike 2-4 times in a weekend, i say sure, why not! Again - beautiful, lots of wild life, trout, cranes, hawks, possibly a bald eagle, craw dads, dear... Rock too climb on, aspens, etc.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Sunday, July 10, 2016