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40 mi 65 km of trail 4 Runs

Easy Trails 9 Trails Intermediate Trails 11 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

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.

Runs in Lory State Park - 4

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Favorite Horsetooth Mountain Park, Fort Collins, CO.
Intermediate/Difficult

Quad Rock 50

51.8 mi 83.3 km • Out and Back • 10,820 ft Ascent 3297.98 m Ascent

(5) 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 • Loop • 1,743 ft Ascent 531.41 m Ascent

(4) Bellvue, CO
Favorite Foothills Trail & Horsetooth
Easy/Intermediate

Maxwell Natural Area Ridge

3.6 mi 5.7 km • Out and Back • 585 ft Ascent 178.46 m Ascent

(8) Fort Co…, CO
Favorite Racers heading up Arthur's Rock.
Easy/Intermediate

Arthur Rock Loop

4.4 mi 7.0 km • Point to Point • 1,160 ft Ascent 353.7 m Ascent

(1) Bellvue, CO

Trails in Lory State Park - 16

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1.5 mi 2.5 km #1Arthur's Rock Trail
Intermediate
Laporte, CO
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.5 km Laporte, CO 28 
4.3 mi 7.0 km #2Timber Trail
Intermediate
Laporte, CO
Intermediate
4.3 mi 7.0 km Laporte, CO
0.8 mi 1.2 km #3Well Gulch Nature Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Bellvue, CO
Easy/Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.2 km Bellvue, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km #4Sawmill Trail
Intermediate
Laporte, CO
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Laporte, CO
2.5 mi 4.1 km #5South Valley Trail Loop
Easy
Laporte, CO
Easy
2.5 mi 4.1 km Laporte, CO
3.3 mi 5.3 km #6Mill Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Laporte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
3.3 mi 5.3 km Laporte, CO
1.4 mi 2.2 km #7Kimmons Trail
Intermediate
Laporte, CO
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.2 km Laporte, CO
8.5 mi 13.6 km #8Foothills Trail
Intermediate
Laporte, CO
Intermediate
8.5 mi 13.6 km Laporte, CO 10 
2.8 mi 4.4 km #9Spring Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Laporte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
2.8 mi 4.4 km Laporte, CO
2.4 mi 3.9 km #10East Valley Trail
Easy
Laporte, CO
Easy
2.4 mi 3.9 km Laporte, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km #11West Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Bellvue, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
1.5 mi 2.4 km Bellvue, CO
2.3 mi 3.7 km #12Howard Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Laporte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
2.3 mi 3.7 km Laporte, CO
1.2 mi 1.9 km #13Nomad Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Laporte, CO
Easy/Intermediate
1.2 mi 1.9 km Laporte, CO
3.2 mi 5.1 km #14Towers
Intermediate
Laporte, CO
Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.1 km Laporte, CO
1.3 mi 2.2 km #15Loggers
Intermediate
Laporte, CO
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.2 km Laporte, CO
1.6 mi 2.6 km #16North Loop Trail
Intermediate
Laporte, CO
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km 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

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