Lory State Park
Lory State Park preserves excellent examples of prairie, shrublands, and pine forest habitats, bounded by granite cliffs along Horsetooth Reservoir. At lower elevations and along the main park road, birds of the shrublands, such as Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, meet birds of the prairie, such as Western Meadowlark and Brewer’s Blackbird. Also look for soaring eagles, hawks, and falcons in the sky above. Other species of interest include: American Three-toed Woodpecker, White-throated Swift, and Greater Roadrunner. A State Parks pass is required for entry and hunting occurs at this location, so be sure to check for seasonal restrictions before visiting.
Directions: From I-25 in Fort Collins: exit at CO 14/Mulberry Street and go west. At US 287, head north out of town, and follow as it bends west. Where the road bends north again, stay straight to continue west on 287B through the town of LaPorte. Turn left on Rist Canyon Road and in the town of Bellvue, turn left on CR 23. Turn right on CR 25G and follow the signs to the park.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Admission: State Parks Pass. Additional fee for camping .
Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations. Dogs must be under control and on a leash at all times.
Parking: Paved parking areas
Lodging: Primitive backcountry camping only. Lodging in Bellvue, Laporte or Fort Collins
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car