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Niwot Picnic Area, CO

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Niwot Picnic Area

Located on the west side of Brainard Lake, Niwot Picnic Area is set in the shade of the subalpine forest adjacent to Brainard Lake Road. The area offers four picnic sites with tables, pedestal grills...[more]

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From Colorado Highway 72 at Ward, turn west onto the Brainard Lake Road. Travel 2.5 miles to the entrance portal, continue another two miles to parking at Brainard Lake, and walk 0.5-1.0 mile (depending on the parking sites available) to Niwot Picnic Area.

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