Explore the most popular trails in Lathrop State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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.

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rocky
18 days ago

Beautiful hike. Went out about 9 am and mosquitoes were bad at the trail head and it was already getting hot. Fairly easy trail for my 7 year olds. We somehow got off trail and had to cut down the hog back to get back on the trail. I notice a comment from another hiker had the same problem earlier. No biggie, we had a good time and enjoyed the beautiful scenery we were out there to view.

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4 months ago

Nice hike. Will be bringing out my kayaks here soon.

This is a great trail to hike while it’s snowing. There are large sandstone boulders that you will encounter on your trek. This area is an exquisite place for an intense game of hide and seek. We didn’t play, but I’m sure it would’ve been cool. If you’re planning on hiking with someone that you think may tackle you, be sure to watch out for all of the cholla cacti. They are plentiful along the trail and are hilarious when someone who tackles you ends up getting pricked in the butt by them. Because of this and some totally sketch rocks at the top of the ridge, this trail is rated a 6.7/10 for rough housing and horse-play.

camping
7 months ago

Casual walk in paved sidewalk around Martin lake. Only ones on the trail on the first Sunday in 2019. Clean path with bathrooms and dog stations.

Nice simple hike. Have done it several times! I enjoy it and the view of the Huajatollas are breathtaking!

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

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.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

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.

Friday, December 15, 2017

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

Monday, October 16, 2017

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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Friday, September 22, 2017

nice easy walk around the lake....

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Friday, September 22, 2017

easy trail but we went up the

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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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