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


Arthur’s Rock History

The place got its name from Arthur Howard who was the one who, along with his brother, Charlie, sold this piece of land. For more information on the history of Arthur’s Rock and Lory State Park, visit this page.




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 for Lory State Park: Trail Map Link
  • 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.


Weather

Fort Collins, CO
47°
partly cloudy
55% humidity
wind: 7mph NW
H 75 • L 46
71°
Thu
73°
Fri
57°
Sat



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