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Backpacking: Colorado > Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests > Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Quick Facts

McIntyre Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 8,400 Feet (2560 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 1,600 Feet (488 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,000 Feet (3048 Meters)
Length: 9.0 Miles (14.5 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 966
Usage: Light

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General Description

Housmer Park looking south into Rawah Wilderness
Copyright: - US Forest Service
Housmer Park looking south into Rawah Wilderness
The McIntyre Creek Trail begins near the Brown's Park Campground and leads into the Rawah Wilderness. It follows McIntyre Creek west to Housmer Park, then veers south, still following the creek to the McIntyre beaver ponds. The portion of the trail between Housmer Park and the beaver ponds is not well-maintained and may be boggy in many place. The ponds provide excellent trout fishing.

Directions from Fort Collins: Travel 59 miles west on Hwy 14; 15 miles north on County Road 103 (Laramie River Road); 3 miles west on County Road 190 (Glendevey Road). The trailhead is near the Brown's Park Campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Summer through Fall .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking McIntyre Creek Trail
ICON Hiking & Walking McIntyre Creek Trail
ICON Horseback Riding McIntyre Creek Trail

Related Activities
Browns Park Campground - Brown's Park Campground is located about 78 miles northwest of Fort Collins at an elevation of 8,400 feet.

Rawah Trail - This trail leads from the Laramie River Valley, past the Rawah Lakes and over Grassy Pass. It links to several other trails in the Rawah Wilderness.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Estes Park Chamber Resort Association, 500 Big Thompson Ave. , Estes Park, CO, 80517, Phone: 800-44-ESTES, Fax: 970-586-6336, www.rockymtntrav.com/estes


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