Arthur's Rock Trail

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Lory State Park

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 activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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rocky
10 hours ago

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no shade
rocky
scramble
5 days ago

*Repost from June 2019- deleted through glitch* Our second hike in Colorado- only about 30 minutes away. $8 for day pass for car or $80 for annual (pass does not work with Horsetooth Reservoir nearby). My fiancé and I went with his brother. Took about 1 hour 40 minutes (evenly divided up and down), 3.4 miles with 1000 feet elevation change. Lots of rocks to climb over at the top for views. Gorgeous rocks with quartz and tons of wild flowers blooming. Trail somewhat busy (Friday afternoon) but plenty of parking still. Two groups warned us of a rattlesnake but we didn’t see any, though near the beginning of the trail we saw snake tracks on the dry soil. Easier than Estes Cone with a well-marked trail but still a decent workout- especially in the heat since little shade available. The last 0.1 mile or so was pretty steep.

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rocky
10 days ago

Great trail, kid and dog friendly! It’s got all the fun stuff- views, walking through streams, and climbing boulders!

Third time down. Brought friend and their golden retriever puppy. Was a great day. Bit cloudy so not to hot. Kinda crowded. Memorial day sunday 2020.

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rocky
16 days ago

It was a great trail, didn’t seem to be too busy today (weekday evening with covid). Took out two dogs on the hike, they did well. Some of the trail is narrow, a bit rocky in a few places but easy to navigate. It’s a great hike.

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rocky
18 days ago

Awesome view from the top. Little bit muddy towards the very end. Beautiful views. Kid friendly.

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no shade
scramble
18 days ago

Hiked it today for the second time (first was last summer). The park was busy- had to park farther and walk to trailhead- but the trail wasn’t too bad- passed people but not overly crowded or stopped up anywhere. We had good cloud cover luckily or it can get hot from lack of shade. No bugs really either. Decent scramble at end- not climbing but some large steps and you may have to brace yourself. Good view but I like Horsetooth Rock better as a hike and view. This is probably my second favorite in the area.

hiking
18 days ago

Fantastic trail, amazing views. Went up today with my 3 year old greater swiss we both got up with no issue. That last .6 miles was a little tricky with the rock climb but overall so worth it. Highly recommend this whether experienced or first time.

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19 days ago

A lot of switch backs. The steep rocks you climb in order to get to the top was really cool!! Super cool hike and the views are amazing! Worth it!

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21 days ago

Loved the hike itself and the views from the top were excellent. Trial was very well maintained. We started right after a band of rain came through, made it to the top and then hiked down in the rain. So fun! We got a rainbow toward the bottom as a bonus.

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fee
24 days ago

One of my favorite local hikes. Views of the reservoir from the top are beautiful. Did with my 10 year old daughter who had no problem.

1 month ago

Beautiful hike, but obviously very heavily trafficked. Great for a short day hike and you'll get plenty of sun. Great views, although mainly of the city!

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1 month ago

Great trail. At the top you can see for days.. overlooking the city.

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1 month ago

Great trail. The kids (two five year olds) loved it. The trail is wide enough in spots for good passing areas. Great views from the top!

1 month ago

4/25/20 Fantastic hike! Dry trails. Greener than we expected and a few flowers starting to pop up. We did a 6.3 mile loop. Arthur's Rock Trail (Lory SP Trail #1) to Timber Trail (#3) to Well Gulch Nature Trail (#4) to Overlook Trail (#2). Loved it.

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muddy
rocky
snow
1 month ago

Fantastic trail, even through the snow. It was muddy, but worthwhile.

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1 month ago

My 4 yr old and 8 yr old made it!

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rocky
1 month ago

This was the perfect hike for a spring afternoon. the trail starts off easy then progressively gets steeper the higher you climb. The entire hike you're doing switchbacks that give you beautiful views from all angles of the canyon. The top has a multitude of views overlooking horsetooth reservoir.

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hiking
1 month ago

Great hike to escape quarantine for a little. We didn’t have an annual park pass so we paid $9 for a day pass. Such a great day and 70°!

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muddy
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful. Still muddy in a number of spots. Lots of folks out social distancing.

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2 months ago

Hike with Micah and Zach!

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muddy
2 months ago

Muddy but not too bad!

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muddy
2 months ago

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