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Hit the trail at Lory State Park and enjoy mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding amid some fabulous foothills scenery just minutes from Fort Collins and adjacent to Horsetooth Reservoir. From rolling valleys to mountainous hillsides, Lory State Park's 20 miles of trails rarely exceed a 12 percent grade. The variety of trails is great for short or long hikes, mountain bike rides, horseback rides and jogs. Backcountry camping is also available for visitors looking for a quiet getaway close to suburban Fort Collins .

hiking
11 days ago

Fun hike except we went on a busy day. Would like to hike it again without the busy day. Great hike with beautiful view. 1st part of hike gentle incline up to 1st major viewpoint. Last section of hike little more incline. Last 100yds or so much steeper but view is really great on top.

Beautiful! Amazing views. We did a 5 mile loop.

backpacking
26 days ago

wife, 3 year old and 8 month old loved it. Took about 2 hours for us but we are a bit slow. Several really good stopping points. Bring a snack for the little ones.

Amazing views, and moderate hike! Gorgeous during the spring time when the stream is running.

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1 month ago

on Howard Trail

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hiking
1 month ago

Good for kids and beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

This was my first "real" hike in the area. Nice scenery along the way with a great view of the reservoir and Fort Collins at the top. Might be somewhat challenging on the way up depending on fitness level but overall a pretty comfortable hike. There's a few different rock formations after the scramble to the top. Go to the right for the best views.

Easy / Moderate trail with sun and shade. Beautiful trail with little traffic. Very enjoyable

2 months ago

Great short hike

Had a great time. it's a bit short, but a great fall hike

had a wonderful time, not too crowded if you start early!