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.

so the views at the top get 5 stars but i just hiked it and the trail kind of disappeared after marker four. there was a ton of rocks and i basically had to rock scramble down the hogback. just be careful and if you experience the same just turn around.

We took our two young kids and it was a bit rocky at the top but a beautiful view. Nice hike on a beautiful sunny although chilly Colorado day.

Clear day, beautiful weather, and stunning views. Need to explore this part of CO more!!!

Easy hike but gives great views of the Huajatollas, Greenhorn and the Sheep Mountains. Trail head marker says the loop is 2.3 miles. Great place to watch the sun rise or set.

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9 months ago

easy trail but we went up the

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9 months ago

nice easy walk around the lake....

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Monday, March 13, 2017

A great, easy hike for kids. The trail is well maintained and clearly marked. Lots of varried terrain for such a short hike. The park staff at the visitor center were helpful and knowledgeable too!

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Nice easy trail. Nice views of the Spanish Peaks.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Very short and flat hike around the lake!

Nice hike with kids and dogs. Lots of cactus.

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Saturday, July 05, 2014

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.

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