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Best trails in Lory State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Lory State Park, Colorado? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in Lory State Park ranging from 1.8 to 12 miles and from 5,475 to 7,017 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Situated right near the Horsetooth Reservoir and Fort Collins, this beautiful park provides miles of trails for mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding. Visitors will find meadows, rocky mountainous areas, and sweeping views.
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Map of trails in Lory State Park
Park information
Park hours
Monday
5:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday
5:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mailing address
Lory State Park
708 Lodgepole Drive
Bellvue, CO 80512
Contact
970-493-1623
Top trails (16)
#1 - Arthur's Rock Trail
Lory State Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
Arthur's Rock Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bellvue, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activShow more
#2 - Well Gulch Natural Trail
Lory State Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h
NOTE: As of March 2020, Timber and Valley Trail closed. Wildflowers and riparian ecosystem line this plush 1.4 mile trail. A self-guided nature tour takes you through the meadow, mountain shrub, DougShow more
#3 - Arthur's Rock to Howard Trail Loop
Lory State Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
Arthur's Rock to Howard Trail Loop is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fort Collins, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primaShow more
#4 - Lory State Park Loop Trail
Lory State Park
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 5 h 16 m
Lory State Park Loop Trail is a 10.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bellvue, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of aShow more
#5 - Howard Trail
Lory State Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h 1 m
This challenging 2.1 mile trail connects the upper mountain trails to Lorys valley trails on the south end of the park. Howard Trail offers an alternative route of return from the Arthurs Rock Trail aShow more
#6 - Timber Trail
Lory State Park
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 20 m
This 4.2 mile trail ascends from the group picnic area to the ridge behind Arthurs Rock. The trail climbs through meadows and mountain shrub, changing to pine and fir in the upper elevations, where thShow more
#7 - Shoreline Trail to Horsetooth Reservoir
Lory State Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 40 m
Shoreline Trail to Horsetooth Reservoir is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Collins, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offeShow more
#8 - East & West Valley Trails
Lory State Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
East & West Valley Trails is a 4.7 mile loop trail located near Bellvue, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity options. Show more
#9 - Howard and Westridge Loop Trail
Lory State Park
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 4 h 16 m
Howard and Westridge Loop Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bellvue, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usedShow more
#10 - Mill Creek Trail
Lory State Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 42 m
Mill Creek Trail is a 6.5 mile loop trail located near Loveland, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used froShow more
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