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48 mi 77 km of trail 7 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 4 Trails Intermediate Trails 18 Trails Hard Trails 5 Trails

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 rides. 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.

Recommended Routes in Lory State Park - 7

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Favorite Head left on the re-entry to foothills trail, down hill and next to the lake all the way back.
Intermediate/Difficult

Foothills - Maxwell Loop

5.9 mi 9.4 km 658' Up 200.49 m Up 656' Down 200.01 m Down

Laporte, CO
Favorite Triple Lean at Horsetooth Mountain
Difficult

Horsetooth Mountain Park Sampler Loop

13.1 mi 21.1 km 2,093' Up 637.9 m Up 2,085' Down 635.51 m Down

Bellvue, CO
Favorite Triple Lean at Horsetooth Mountain
Difficult

Four Seasons of Horsetooth (4SOH) Mountain Bike Challenge

21.1 mi 33.9 km 2,780' Up 847.48 m Up 2,777' Down 846.28 m Down

Laporte, CO
Favorite My daughter's first ever mountain bike ride!  I couldn't be happier!
Difficult

Horsetooth Mtn Park/Lory St. Park Tour

21.7 mi 34.9 km 3,178' Up 968.61 m Up 3,190' Down 972.29 m Down

Laporte, CO
Favorite The scenery is awesome on upper Timber Trail, but you better get off your bike first before looking at it.
Difficult

Lory State Park Small Loop

8.7 mi 13.9 km 1,587' Up 483.69 m Up 1,585' Down 483.08 m Down

Laporte, CO
Favorite Triple Lean at Horsetooth Mountain
Difficult

Horsetooth Mountain SUPREME Loop

11.2 mi 18.0 km 2,515' Up 766.56 m Up 2,515' Down 766.47 m Down

Bellvue, CO
Favorite Beautiful morning light while climbing up Towers Road.
Difficult

Sawmill Nomad Loop

5.0 mi 8.1 km 1,005' Up 306.33 m Up 1,005' Down 306.32 m Down

Bellvue, CO

Trails in Lory State Park - 20

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3.4 mi 5.4 km #1Mill Creek Trail
Difficult
Bellvue, CO
Difficult
Bellvue, CO 32 
1.4 mi 2.3 km #2Sawmill Trail
Difficult
Bellvue, CO
Difficult
Bellvue, CO 30 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #3South Valley Trail Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Bellvue, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Bellvue, CO 21 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #4West Valley Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Bellvue, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Bellvue, CO 20 
4.3 mi 7.0 km #5Timber Trail
Difficult
Laporte, CO
Difficult
Laporte, CO 18 
9.3 mi 15.0 km #6Foothills Trail
Difficult
Fort Collins, CO
Difficult
Fort Collins, CO 35 
1.4 mi 2.2 km #7Kimmons Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Laporte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Laporte, CO 19 
2.5 mi 4.1 km #8East Valley Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Bellvue, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Bellvue, CO 17 
3.1 mi 5.0 km #9Rock and Roll
Intermediate/Difficult
Bellvue, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Bellvue, CO
1.3 mi 2.0 km #10Nomad Trail
Intermediate
Bellvue, CO
Intermediate
Bellvue, CO 18 
1.3 mi 2.2 km #11Loggers
Intermediate
Bellvue, CO
Intermediate
Bellvue, CO 12 
2.7 mi 4.4 km #12Spring Creek Trail
Difficult
Bellvue, CO
Difficult
Bellvue, CO 11 
0.5 mi 0.8 km #13Hogback Overlook Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Laporte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Laporte, CO
3.3 mi 5.4 km #14Towers
Intermediate/Difficult
Bellvue, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Bellvue, CO 21 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #15Howard Trail
Difficult
Laporte, CO
Difficult
Laporte, CO 15 
0.1 mi 0.2 km #16Hucka Yucca
Intermediate
Bellvue, CO
Intermediate
Bellvue, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km #17Shoreline Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Laporte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Laporte, CO
1.6 mi 2.6 km #18North Loop Trail
Intermediate
Laporte, CO
Intermediate
Laporte, CO
1.4 mi 2.3 km #19West Ridge Trail
Difficult
Laporte, CO
Difficult
Laporte, CO
1.9 mi 3.1 km #20Westridge Trail
Intermediate
Laporte, CO
Intermediate
Laporte, CO

Photos of Lory State Park - 21

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November ride on Hogback Trail in Lory State Park.
Nov 10, 2017 near Bellvue, CO
My daughter's first ever mountain bike ride!  I couldn't be happier!
Sep 19, 2015 near Laporte, CO
The scenery is awesome on upper Timber Trail, but you better get off your bike first before looking at it.
Mar 23, 2017 near Bellvue, CO
Playing around in the bike area by East Valley Trail can be loads of fun!
Feb 26, 2017 near Bellvue, CO
Winter stage on the Timber Trail. Riding all four seasons presents a variety of trail conditions.
Sep 28, 2016 near Laporte, CO
The first of a few rock stairways as you head back to Sunrise Parking lot.
Jun 16, 2020 near Laporte, CO
Head left on the re-entry to foothills trail, down hill and next to the lake all the way back.
Jun 16, 2020 near Laporte, CO
The post that separates Foothill and Maxwell trails. Go right and up the hill to Rotary Parking lot. Cross over CR23
Jun 16, 2020 near Laporte, CO