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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.

Length 2.3 mi Elevation gain 52 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Lake

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Terry Yung
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Good for a short trail run. Not many people.

Brittany S.
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Most of the trail is really pretty but a good portion of it, you are walking though people's campsites and it is really awkward. We ended up getting off the Dowdy Lake Trail to get away from people.

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Lindsey Rutledge
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Beautiful lake and mountain views! Great spot to bring dogs.

Cody LePelley
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Awesome hike!

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Karen S.
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Hiking

Great trail very easy. Little incline.

Dee Warren
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Hiking

Nice easy trail around a scenic lake. it was a little crowded but not overly crowded. Easy for all ages.

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Judy Mcconnell
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Very nice, easy, relatively flat walk around a pretty lake. Trail was still snow covered in areas but otherwise dry. On a Friday, we were the only ones there except 2 fishermen on boats.

Susan J Carpio
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Great walk around the lake!

Toby Asplin
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Walking

A little crowed but a nice, easy walk or bike ride. The glacial till piled up out in the middle of the lake is pretty cool. Wish we could have taken our kayaks for a paddle but we hadn't brought them with us.

Lara Nichols-Timm
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Walking

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!

Louise Walker
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Walking

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!

Jefferson Jackson
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Fishing

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.

D Sunday
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Beautiful and easy.

Shelly Schooling
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Hiking

Nice easy trail.

Nicole Romine
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Hiking

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.

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

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

Kim Grosel
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Hiking

(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.

Tiffany Foppe
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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.

Nicole W.
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Walking

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.

Shawnna Antico
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Anne Walsh
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Kayla Drake
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Hayley Burke
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J Money
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Rebecca Snook
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Nikolai Helenek
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Dixir Girl
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Rebecca Snook
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Dixir Girl
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