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Arthur’s Rock Trail – Fort Collins, Colorado

View of Horsetooth Reservoir from Arthur's Rock Trail, Lory State Park, west of Fort Collins, Colorado

View of Horsetooth Reservoir from Arthur’s Rock Trail, Lory State Park, west of Fort Collins, Colorado

Location: Lory State Park, west of Fort Collins

Trail Length: 3.8 miles, out and back

Elevation Gain: About 1150 feet

Link: Arthur’s Rock Trail on AllTrails.com

Notable Features: Well-marked trail with moderate elevation gain through forest with great views of Horsetooth Reservoir and the surrounding area at the top of the trail.

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Lake Gulch/Inner Canyon Trails – Castlewood Canyon State Park, Colorado

Lake Gulch and Inner Canyon trails at Castlewood Canyon State Park near Franktown, Colorado - Instagram

Lake Gulch and Inner Canyon trails at Castlewood Canyon State Park near Franktown, Colorado – Instagram

Location: Castlewood Canyon State Park in Franktown, southeast of Denver

Trail Length: My route: 1.8 miles

Elevation Gain: About 200 feet

Link: Lake Gulch Trail on AllTrails.com and Inner Canyon Trail on AllTrails.com

Notable Features: Relatively easy trail through rock formations, some pine trees and a rocky stream.

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