Nestled in the foothills of Northern Colorado, Lory State Park offers exciting recreation close to Fort Collins. Horsetooth Reservoir borders the east side of the park, providing access for hand-launched boats from the state park-side, and numerous fishing coves.
Biking: All trails are open to biking. Horsetooth Mountain Open Space Trails can be accessed through the park’s trails.
Boating: Hand-launched boats can be launched in the park’s North Eltuck Bay parking lot into Horsetooth Reservoir. The lake is open to powerboating, but not through the park. The closest boat ramp is at Horsetooth Dam – Satanka Cove, 2 miles away. Otherwise, boaters can head to Boyd Lake State Park.
Camping: Only backcountry camping is permitted at one of 6 backcountry campsites. The hike is at least 2 miles to the primitive sites. No facilities are provided and fires are not permitted.
Fishing: 6 coves border Horsetooth Reservoir with bass, trout, and walleye fishing.
Geocaching: 1 geocache in the park located at N 40 34.067 W 105 11.252
Hiking: There are 20 miles of year-round trails that offer a variety of treks.
Horseback Riding: All trails are open to horses.
Hunting: Permitted during legal hunting seasons. Register at Visitor Center.
Picnicking: Individual picnic sites are scattered around the park. There are 3 group picnic areas that are reservable.
Rock Climbing: Many climbs exist on and around Arthur’s Rock. The visitor center has climbers guides.
Winter Recreation: Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, hunting, hiking, picnicking.
Address: 708 Lodgepole Dr, Bellvue, CO
Hours: Summer (5 am – 9 pm) | Winter (5 am – 7 pm)
Pets: Yes, on leash
Fees: Vehicle (daily)