Lory State Park Small Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,587' 484 m
Descent: -1,585' -483 m
High: 6,745' 2,056 m
Low: 5,444' 1,659 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)
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“Grueling uphill leads to some insanely good technical downhill and flowing singletrack!”— BryanV Vernetson
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
Need to Know
There is some considerable hike-a-bike on Howard Trail if you do this ride in the clockwise direction. This is the norm as it is a very technical uphill!
There is a lot of equestrian use in Lory so be ready for horses and their bread crumb trail!
Once you summit behind Arthur's rock, the downhill is fairly technical with tight switchbacks, but good riding. Kimmons trail near the bottom is amazingly flowy and rides incredibly fast before you hit the East Valley Trail for a cool down back to the car.
Another option would be to ride West Valley Trail for a different (but similar) finish.
Local Club: Overland Mountain Bike Club
Oct 28, 2019: 2019 Trail Appreciation & Season Ending Party
Land Manager: Colorado Parks and Wildlife