From rolling valleys to mountainous hillsides, Lory State Park's 26 miles of trails rarely exceed a 12 percent grade. The variety of trails is great for short or long hikes, mountain bike rides, horseback rides and jogs. Backcountry camping is also available for visitors looking for a quiet getaway close to suburban Fort Collins.
The trails on the east side of Lory provide access to some of Horsetooth Reservoir's bays and coves. Canoeists, kayakers, and rafters can hand-launch their crafts within a short walk from the North Eltuck Bay parking lot. Power boaters can launch their boats at the Horsetooth Dam boat ramp 2 miles away in Horsetooth Reservoir. Power boating is also available at the nearby Boyd Lake State Park. Boaters and off-highway vehicle users can now register boats, OHVs and snowmobiles at Lory State Park during visitor center business hours.
The Beauty of Lory State Park
Hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking - any activity is made even more enjoyable by the beautiful scenery of Lory State Park. To view more Lory scenic photos, click here.
Escape from the office and hold your next small-group meeting at the Conference Center in Lory's Visitor's Center.
Lory's group picnic areas have hosted many events ranging from weddings to off-road triathlons.
Lory State Park lies adjacent to Horsetooth Mountain Open Space trail system, operated by Larimer County Parks and Open Lands.
With the purchase of a Lory State Park pass you may access the neighboring trail system by foot, horseback or bicycle. Please note that a Larimer County Permit is not valid for vehicle entrance into Lory.
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