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  • Writer's pictureShelby Drager

Our 5 Favorite Longmont Hiking Trails!

Updated: Dec 30, 2018

The new year is upon us. What better way to start it off than getting outside and exploring Colorado with your pup? Here are 5 of our favorite trails in Longmont, Colorado!

1. We will begin this list with our first favorite trail. Located at the Lagerman Agricultural Preserve, is The Open Sky Loop Trail, this trail is five miles long! With stunning views of our beautiful Colorado Mountains, fields and fields of incredible green grasses, blue skies that go on for miles, and you may even meet a cow or two on your journey, this trail will not disappoint! If you want a long, incredible hike, we highly recommend checking out this trail.

2. Coming in at second place is Coot Lake Trail. If you're looking for a good place to take your dogs, THIS IS IT. With almost 1 1/2 miles of trails to explore, lakes to swim in, and amazing scenery, you and your pup will NOT be disappointed! Another bonus is, if you have the voice and sight tag for your dog, they are welcome to be off leash. The pups love swimming here and playing with all the other dogs! It's like a dog park, with a lake! Definitely one of the BEST trails in this area to take your dog to!

3. Our third favorite trail is McIntosh Lake. Offering 3.5 miles of trails to explore, you will not be disappointed. The best view is

of course the lake, however, it doesn't stop there! There are mountains, fields, and plenty of wild life to be seen. You will get an amazing view of the mountains, especially Longs Peak and Mt. Meeker. This trail is right on the border of Dawson Park, so if walking on a trail isn't for you, there is plenty of grass to play around on with your pup!

4. Coming in at fourth place is Golden Ponds Nature area. This 88 acre property has some beautiful trails to walk your dogs on. The trails are surrounded by ponds, rivers, waterfalls, and trees, if you love nature, you will certainly love this place. Even dogs can't get enough of it, just look at the smiles on these pups faces! This is the perfect spot to take some stunning pictures, just don't forget to bring your camera!

5. Our fifth and final favorite trail in Longmont is Union Reservoir. With 736 acres to explore, there is so much to see! If you love water and enjoy swimming, then this place is for you, there is even a beach just for dogs! While we recommend checking out Union Reservoir year round, if you want to swim, you can only do that during the summer months. We hope you have fun, just don't forget your towel!

These are our five favorite trails in Longmont. If you want some exercise, peace and quiet, beautiful scenery, and most importantly, a happy dog, then check out these five trails! Just remember to bring some hiking shoes, a water bottle, leashes, and your dog!

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