Family Friendly: Easy to moderate for kids. Minimal elevation gain.
Hug the reservoir as you travel from Horsetooth Mtn Park to Lory St. Park. Head up the Shore Access Rd form the Inlet Bay Campground/ Marina to the Swan Johnson trail ( Swan Johnson - smooth singletrack used to access many other trails.
) After .75 miles, stay straight to enter the Shoreline Trail
, which takes you downhill to hug Dixon Cove. Completing a slight uphill, you'll T with Nomad Trail
after 1.1 miles and turn right. Nomad Trail
will take you into Lory State Park. At the next T, take a right to start on the the South Valley Loop Trail
along the east side of the south border of the park. Another short 1.1 mile ride will take you to Arthur's Rock Trailhead and the East Valley Trail
. Continue North along it 2.2 miles to the Soldier Canyon Group Picnic Area. From there you can try the pump tracks there, or take the road to the main visitor's center.