Lory State Park

Lory State Park near Fort Collins
A 1.7-mile trail rated moderate to difficult leads to the top of Arthur's Rock. The summit offers views of the Front Range and Horsetooth Reservoir from an elevation of 6,780 feet. | Photo by angrysun / flickr.com

Lory State Park
Larimer County, west of Fort Collins

Lory State Park is close to Fort Collins but feels like a different world.

In the foothills near Horsetooth Reservoir, the park is noted for its wildflowers and offers hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking on more than 20 miles of trails. Backcountry camping is also available.

Trails explore some of the reservoir’s bays and coves, and canoes, kayaks and rafts can hand-launch. Power boats can be launched at the Horsetooth Dam boat ramp.

A conference center is available for small groups at the park’s Visitor Center, and group picnic areas can accommodate weddings and other events.

Lory State Park office
708 Lodgepole Drive
Bellvue, CO 80512
Park hours: 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Office hours: Monday to Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Park Hours: 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.
(970) 493-1623
Park e-mail