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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 .

Great trail if you're looking for some good outdoor exercise but don't have a lot of time. 1.7 miles to the summit, basically all uphill.

Love this hike! It's one of my favorites when I want to go for a local hike near Fort Collins. Nice easy trail with spectacular views! Would recommend boot traction cleats for this time of year.

Climbing around the rock is fun, the hike has its moments as well. Can get busy on days with nice weather.

Very pleasant hike, mild and easy. Fun to hike into a gulch area, we did this in late November but I bet it'd be fun in Spring when everything is growing and coming back to life!

hiking
1 month 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
2 months 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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2 months ago

on Howard Trail

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Good for kids and beautiful.

hiking
3 months 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