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#21 of 41 state parks in Colorado

Best trails in Lathrop State Park

66 Reviews
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.
Description

Centered around Martin Lake, and Horseshoe Lake, Colorado's first state park is a playground for outdoor recreation. This southern Colorado park offers water skiing, boating, and fishing amidst a beautiful backdrop. The lake is full of catfish, bass, walleye, trout, and blue gill.

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Map of trails in Lathrop State Park
Park information
Acreage:
1,594 acres
Park hours
Monday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
719-738-2376
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Top trails (3)
#1 - Hogback Nature Loop Trail
Lathrop State Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 43 m
The trail winds through sandstone formations and then climbs up the rocky Hogback Ridge that forms the park's northern boundary. As the trail follows the top of the ridge, majestic views of the Spanish Peaks, Sangre de Cristo and Wet Mountain Ranges can be enjoyed. Along the two-mile trail, marker posts have been installed to accompany a self-guided brochure containing information about the area's plant and animal life and its history. The brochures are complimentary and are available at the trailhead. . Bicycles are prohibited on this designated nature trail.Show more
#2 - Lake Oehn
Lathrop State Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
#3 - Lake Meriam
Lathrop State Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 42 m