Colorados first state park, Lathrop State Park is 1,594 acres of recreational enjoyment nestled in the shadow of the Spanish Peaks in Southern Colorado. The parks two lakes offer a variety of boating and angling opportunities for all types of water recreation. Martin Lake offers water skiing, power and sail boating. Because Martin is a warm-water lake, it makes it great for swimmers. Horseshoe Lake is a peaceful haven for canoeists, kayakers, sailors and other boaters at wakeless speeds. Catfish, bass, walleye, trout and blue gill thrive in both lakes. Horseshoe Lake is known for its large tiger muskies.

Nice easy trail. Nice views of the Spanish Peaks.

Very short and flat hike around the lake!

Nice hike with kids and dogs. Lots of cactus.

There are a couple of hiking/walking trails in Lathrop State Park, in addition to fishing, swimming, birding, camping, and several other activities. Half of the trail is shady and the other half not so much and sometimes the trail runs into the road.