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Lory State Park

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Beautiful & serene!

Hiking at Lory State Park was a highlight on our trip to Fort Collins. We went on a cooler... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Amy G
Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
Nice walking areas.

There are ample areas to walk around with great views of the rocky mountains close to town. Good... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Bellvue, Colorado
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Hiking at Lory State Park was a highlight on our trip to Fort Collins. We went on a cooler, overcast Thursday. We didn’t run into too many other hikers or cars in the parking lot, but that added to the peace/serenity that I experienced while...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Amy G
Reviewed 2 October 2018

There are ample areas to walk around with great views of the rocky mountains close to town. Good for old and young alike.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Poudre1
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This state park is very close to Fort Collins. The trails are well maintained for easy hiking/biking down low to more technically advanced going up to and including Arthur’s Rock. Horsetooth Reservoir can also be accessed during day time hours from the east side of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

This is a 4-square-mile park with long hiking paths (more than 26 miles) and picnic tables. We ate at the Homestead Picnic Area and then went on a nice hike on Well Gulch (2.8 miles) and Overlook (2.4 miles). There is a $8 entry fee...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank SarahTSears
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I horseback ride here regularly. It's also popular for hiking and mountain biking. Lory has miles of trails and connects with Horsetooth Mountain Park which is a county property.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 18 June 2017

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 Gulch Nature trail. I drove 90...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Debbi B
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank PucksterColorado
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank svowels
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I kind of want to give Lory a rating of 1, just so more people don't show up. But then I'd be lying and I hate the burden of guilt. This place is phenomenal for hiking, biking, horseback riding, swimming, SUPing, just about anything outdoorsy....More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank jenniferwS5252DL
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a WONDERFUL place to hike or bike. Great trails, great scenery. One of the paths we took was the Shoreline one, and it was marked "easy", which for the most part was, HOWEVER, at the end part going up to the lake it...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank nandmmunson
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