Lory State Park offering opportunities for discovery

Nature programs at Lory State Park offer family members of all ages opportunities for discovery. All programs are free with the purchase of a $7 daily park pass or the display of a $70 annual state park pass. For times, meeting spots, and to sign up call the Lory State Park Visitor’s Center at 970-493-1623. Come prepared with closed-toe supportive shoes and a water bottle.

When the Land Turns Orange: September 20 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Visitor Center

Wildfire! This term evokes different emotions in each of us. Lory State Park has experienced two such fires over the last two years. In this special program, co-sponsored with the Southern Rockies Fire Science Network, you’ll learn the history, the recovery, and the future outlook of the fire adapted landscape. Featured speakers include area experts on forest and wildfire management and we will tour the park to see fire recovery and forest management practices. Program starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Snacks will be provided. Sign-up by calling the Visitors Center ASAP as space is limited.

Full Moon Hike: October 10: Hunter’s Moon Hike – 6 p.m. at the Well Gulch Trailhead

View the dramatic and spectacular moonrise from the Timber trail. This is a 3-mile loop starting at the Well Gulch Trailhead at 6 p.m. This guided night hike lets you explore the park as the sun goes down and the moon rises. Learn how these full moon phases got their names and some history, lore, and fun facts associated with this lunar month. Bring sturdy walking shoes, a flash light, and water. Space is limited, so call the Visitor’s Center to reserve your spot!

Lory State Park, located in beautiful Bellvue offers visitors a variety of terrains and the stunning vistas of the northern Colorado Front Range. The park covers almost 2,600 acres and features 26 miles of trails that lead through forest, meadows and rock-outcroppings, offering visitors great opportunities for mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, bouldering, and horseback riding. More information on Lory State Park is available at cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/lory

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