Lory-Horsetooth Valley Loop: (B)

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This relaxing and rewarding B rated hike near Laporte, CO is a loop of approximately 9.5 miles. This hike encompasses several trails, with no one trail exceeding 300 feet in elevation gain. The hike is primarily within Lory State Park and will include the West Valley Trail, the South Valley Trail Loop and the East Valley Trail. The hike will also extend into the Horsetooth Mountain Open Space via the Shoreline Trail and coming back via the Nomad Trail. This hike is almost entirely unshaded, which makes it a wonderful excursion for early December when cooler temperatures prevail. The hike is a nice meandering stroll linking several valley hikes, and you will have wonderful views of the valleys, foothills and the Horsetooth Reservoir. Vaccinated hikers only please. Contact Stephen Hatcher at skhatcher57@gmail.com