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Lory State Park

Average Rating:    (3.6 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

From rolling valleys to mountainous hillsides, Lory State Park's 20 miles of trails rarely exceed a 12 percent grade. The variety of trails makes the park suitable for short or long hikes, mountain bikes, horseback riders and joggers.
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Latitude
40.58058466412761
Longitude
-105.1882553100586
Trail Directions
Follow signs from Overland Trail or Bellevue
Trail Length
3-?? miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Fort Collins
State/Territory/Province
Colorado
Zip/Postal Code
80512
Country
United States
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Review Date
February 5, 2009

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: crankandfailrider ,  Downhiller

Summary:
I just visited the skills/dj area. while there is a bit to ride there, it is super tame, and not very well built. the dirt jumps are absolutely horrible and are littered gravel. A jump with an 8 foot lip and 4 foot gap just doesn't work. the pump track almost always has horrible washout ruts in it. and the actual skills stuff isn't even worth riding.

Recommended Route:
save your 6 bucks for the park fee, and use it for gas to get to boulder and the jumps at the fix.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
eudora park's bmx track and skate park, the fix jumps, lake arbor jumps, silverthorne jumps(though quite aways away)



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Review Date
September 10, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: saintowner ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
New to MTB is the Timber trail. Once banned to any form of 2wheeled tansportaion, it's now said to be open to MTB. Good news for those lookin' for rad DH and those (weird ones) lookin' for killer climbs. Timber is around 4 miles up with super easy access off of the West Valley trail in the very first right-hand parking lot in Lory.
The first two miles up Timber (nearly exactly) are buffed out with few little water-bars. Remember these waterbars, cause they'll come up again in a little bit....So the top 2 miles DOWN Timber is another story. Insanely tight switchbacks, tons of pedal grabbers (rocks and roots). One section shortly after the start of the descent is a deciding moment in your riding plans for the next few weeks: It's a huge boulder layed out infront of you. You can either roll up the top and drop the backside or risk it all and take the actuall trail that snakes dangerously around the left hand side. Be warned here, for the view off that lefthand side doesen't end until the very bottom. The staight-aways are wicked fast and fun but only lead to more razor sharp switchbacks. So you've got nearly 2 miles of white-knuckle singletrack up top and then you have the second half, which seems like a completely different trail, yet just as fun. It becomes a buffed out Slalom course begging to be railed at warp speed. Those little waterbars I mentioned earlier are now your very own launch pads waiting to be blasted for short bursts of air. Sounds good right?
This trail is the poo if your up for the long climb to the top. It's deff' full-face worthy if you want it to be. Finish line dumps you right to the door of your truck. NICE!!
If you want more singletrack, bypass the lot and take the Westvalley trail to the Southvalley loop to the Eastvalley trail and back.

Recommended Route:
Kinda far away from town to ride, save your energy for Timber, but you can park outside the entrance of Lory or park in Lory and just jump on the Timber trail from the very first "gravel" parking lot on the righthand side. Enjoy!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Wathen, Maxwell, Michaud, Foothills



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Review Date
September 11, 2004

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Fischman ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I must be missing something. When I went, it looked as if all the best trail were off-limits to MTBs. The lower trails were smooth and fast, but devoid of significant climbs or technical challenge. Lots of horses, too. This trail does, however, provide a good warmup and access to Horsetooth.



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Review Date
July 1, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: bentimby ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Pretty sweet place to ride, also a nice ride up if you're trying to get to Lory State Park. Very intense and fast downhill if you want it to be, otherwise pretty smooth with some rocks. Tons of branches off of the main trail, havent even done them all yet.

Recommended Route:
Take Prospect West to Overland Trail, go a couple miles after some bends until you see a dirt road on left with street sign reading "Michaud" or something like that. Head up that til the end and you can't miss it.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Maxwell, Lory, Horsetooth



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Review Date
July 14, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Jason , from Greeley, CO.

Summary:
Lory is pretty tame. The trails are smooth and fast, but one needs to watch out for the horses and hikers that frequent the area. Getting further south in the park, the trails are generally a little tougher, but not much. If you want the tougher, technical trails, go to Horsetooth. Lory is for quick, easy riding while Horsetooth will challenge.

Recommended Route:
I usually start up at the Visitor's Center and ride the West Valley Trail down to the last parking lot and the trails beyond. I'll then take Nomad to Tower's Road and up into Horsetooth Mountain Park. I'll get up to Loggers' Trail and link up to Mill Creek. Mill Creek leads back into Lory. On the way back to the car, I'll take the East Valley Trail up to the Visitor's Center.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Horsetooth Mountain Park



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