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Lory State Park

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From rolling valleys to mountainous hillsides, Lory State Park's 26 miles of trails rarely exceed a 12 percent grade. The variety of trails is great for short or long runs. Backcountry camping is also available for visitors looking for a quiet getaway close to suburban Fort Collins.

The trails on the east side of Lory provide access to some of Horsetooth Reservoir's bays and coves. Canoeists, kayakers, and rafters can hand-launch their crafts within a short walk from the North Eltuck Bay parking lot. Power boaters can launch their boats at the Horsetooth Dam boat ramp 2 miles away in Horsetooth Reservoir. Power boating is also available at the nearby Boyd Lake State Park. Boaters and off-highway vehicle users can now register boats, OHVs and snowmobiles at Lory State Park during visitor center business hours.

Recommended Routes in Lory State Park - 4

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Favorite Horsetooth Mountain Park, Fort Collins, CO.
Difficult

Quad Rock 50

51.8 mi 83.3 km 10,820' Up 3297.98 m Up 10,820' Down 3297.95 m Down

Laporte, CO
Favorite Shot of the ridge crest from the peak of Horsetooth Rock
Intermediate/Difficult

Horsetooth Falls and Rock Trail Loop

8.3 mi 13.3 km 1,743' Up 531.41 m Up 1,743' Down 531.29 m Down

Bellvue, CO
Favorite Foothills Trail & Horsetooth
Intermediate

Maxwell Natural Area Ridge

3.6 mi 5.7 km 585' Up 178.46 m Up 583' Down 177.83 m Down

Fort Co…, CO
Favorite Racers heading up Arthur's Rock.
Intermediate

Arthur Rock Loop

4.4 mi 7.0 km 1,160' Up 353.7 m Up 1,159' Down 353.37 m Down

Bellvue, CO

Lory State Park Running

  • 108 Miles 174 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 15 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Lory State Park - 16

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1.5 mi 2.5 km #1Arthur's Rock Trail
Intermediate
Laporte, CO
Intermediate
Laporte, CO 28 
4.3 mi 7.0 km #2Timber Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Laporte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Laporte, CO
0.8 mi 1.2 km #3Well Gulch Nature Trail
Intermediate
Bellvue, CO
Intermediate
Bellvue, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km #4Sawmill Trail
Intermediate
Laporte, CO
Intermediate
Laporte, CO
2.5 mi 4.1 km #5South Valley Trail Loop
Easy
Laporte, CO
Easy
Laporte, CO
1.4 mi 2.2 km #6Kimmons Trail
Intermediate
Laporte, CO
Intermediate
Laporte, CO
3.3 mi 5.3 km #7Mill Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Laporte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Laporte, CO
8.5 mi 13.6 km #8Foothills Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Laporte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Laporte, CO 11 
2.8 mi 4.4 km #9Spring Creek Trail
Difficult
Laporte, CO
Difficult
Laporte, CO
2.4 mi 3.9 km #10East Valley Trail
Easy
Laporte, CO
Easy
Laporte, CO

Photos of Lory State Park - 8

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Horsetooth Reservoir, Fort Collins, CO
Feb 23, 2019 near Laporte, CO
View of Horsetooth Reservoir from the Timber Trail.
Sep 8, 2019 near Bellvue, CO
Above Arther's Rock overlooking Horsetooth Reservoir.
Sep 8, 2019 near Bellvue, CO
Arthur's Rock at sunset. Photo by Bobby Burch Photography.
Jun 13, 2019 near Bellvue, CO
View from the Quad Rock start/finish - yes, you're running somewhere up there!
Apr 6, 2015 near Laporte, CO
Racers heading up Arthur's Rock.
Apr 6, 2015 near Laporte, CO
This is a view looking out to one of the reservoir cutouts along the East Valley Trail.
Feb 6, 2017 near Bellvue, CO
Our family hiking through the flat, open landscape of the trail.
Feb 6, 2017 near Bellvue, CO