Arthurs Rock Trail in Lory State Park

July 26, 2010 Comments (0) 3-4 Miles, Colorado State Park Hikes, Lakes, Meadows, Medium, More than 90 Min, Mountain Range Views, Peak-Top Views, Rock Formations, Uncategorized, Wildflowers

Arthur’s Rock Trail in Lory State Park

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This hike near Fort Collins, Colorado ends with a beautiful panoramic view of Lory State Park. You’ll pass through meadows, forest, then end your hike with a scramble to the top of Arthur’s Rock. Dogs are allowed on a leash, just be sure to bring plenty of water as there are not many places to access drinking water.

Trail Snapshot: Arthur’s Rock Trail in Lory State Park

  • Hike Distance: 1.7 miles (3.4 mi RT)
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Duration: Approx 1hr 15min Round Trip
  • Trail Type: Out & Back
  • Starting Elevation: 5600′
  • Elevation Gain: +1180′
  • Seasons: Spring to Fall
  • Dogs: Allowed On Leash
  • Hike Trail Map: Click for a Map of Arthur’s Rock Trail in Lory State Park
  • Denver Drive Time: 1 hr 25 min
  • Driving Directions to Arthur’s Rock Trail in Lory State Park: Click for Google Map
  • Town Nearest Hike: Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Beauty: Views of Horsetooth Lake, views of the Front Range, forests, and meadows, wildlife: elk, bobcat, and many bird species
  • Activities: Hiker only trail, but park offers picnic areas, horseback riding, mountain biking, canoeing, & kayaking

Tips & Resources for Hiking Arthur’s Rock Trail in Lory State Park :

  • TIP: There is a visitor’s center near the Lory State Park entrance.
  • TIP: At the summit of Arthur’s Rock, there is a beautiful view of Horsetooth Reservoir and the Front Range available.
  • Trail Map: Arthur’s Rock Trail in Lory State Park
  • Colorado Road Conditions: Colorado Road Conditions
  • After the Hike: The Colorado Room
  • Photo: We would like to express our gratitude to Luci Westphal for sharing a great photo of her hike to Arthur’s Rock at Lory State Park. Check out her video from this hike.


Fort Collins, CO
partly cloudy
62% humidity
wind: 11mph S
H 79 • L 61

Map & Driving Directions

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