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Lory State Park, Bellvue

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#121 of 143 in Nature in Colorado
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Lory State Park, is a state park located west of the city of Fort Collins, Colorado and is north of Horsetooth Reservoir. Some of the park's more popular attractions include mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding. The park also contains its own bike park, which features dirt jumping, a pump track, and a skills area.
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  • I went to Lory State Park this morning because I had read that it was a good place for wildflower viewing. I called the park earlier in the week and they said that there were wildflowers on the Well G...  more »
  • Trails are in great shape, the landscape is lovely with lots of forest, creeks, meadows and wildflowers, and it's not too crowded like Horsetooth Open Space or RMNP.  more »
  • We went to Lory State Park over the Thanksgiving day holiday. We hiked down to the Horsetooth Reservoir, which was very easy. There are harder hikes into the foothills.  more »
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  • Beautiful park with several hiking options. Tons of geological and botanical specimens to study and photograph. Great place to share with visitors, too. Bring extra water if you do Arthur's Rock in the heat. Watch for rattlesnakes! We've seen two on trail in the last year.
  • Lory State Park is the less visited of the two mountain parks in the area. Its multiple parking spots, camping, hunting, hiking, and mountain biking options make it easier to maneuver through during the summer months. It is north of Horsetooth Mountain Park and connected through a series of trails. There are easy to difficult trails for hiking adding a level of diversity for explorers. I use these trails for trail running year round. Sitting on the northern edge of the foothills, there is not as much snow in the winter and cooler temperatures than nearby Fort Collins in the summer. There is also access to Horsetooth Reservoir inside the parking allowing visitors to take in kayaks or even fish from the shore. It is a great spot to do some exploring just west of Fort Collins.
  • Love this place! Fantastic hiking trails, great fishing, and it is just beautiful. Close to town as well. If you're in the area, you should also check out Watson Lake just north of Lory.
  • Great trails for biking and hiking. We enjoy the easy access to horsetooth reservoir. The staff were knowledgeable and nice.
  • Loved the people here helping us get registered at the office! Had an amazing day of hiking can't wait to come back and go camping!

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