Growing Up Fort Collins

Kids’ Programs at Lory State Park

By July 12, 2016 Outdoors

Did you know there are free programs offered through Lory State Park with the purchase of the $7 daily park pass? These programs are also free for those who purchased the annual state park pass.

There are specific programs offered for kids  3 to 6 years-old. There are also programs offered for 7 to 10 year-olds where participants can earn a Junior Ranger patch.

Check out the programs offered below:

LSP_Horsetooth from Ridge

Lunch for a Bear

Date: Saturday, July 16th

Details: Learn all about bears. Kids are welcome to bring their teddy bears. Space is limited, so call the Visitor’s Center to reserve your spot!

Who: Kids 3 years old to 6 years old and a parent

Where: Everyone meets at the Visitor’s Center

When: 10 a.m.- 11 a.m.

Lory Living History

Date: Thursday, July 21st

Details: This Junior Ranger program has kids step back into time. Kids will enjoy playing games, making old-fashioned toys, and learn about the history

Where: Everyone meets at the Homestead picnic area

When: 9:oo a.m. – noon

Who: 7  to 10-year-olds

Wildlife is Everywhere

Date: Saturday, July 23rd

Details: Parents and kiddos will become nature detectives during this hour-long program

Who: Kids 3 years old to 6 years old and a parent

Where: Everyone meets at the Timber picnic area

When: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.


Date: Thursday, July 28th

Details: This is a chance for kids to look at a world so small they’ll need a hand lens and a microscope to get a good glimpse. Participants will explore on this day.

Where: Everyone meets at the Visitor’s Center

When: 9:00 a.m. – noon

Who: 7  to 10-year-olds

Heads up: For each of the programs offered to the older kids parents are invited to stay, but are not required to.

Wildlife Water Safari

Date: Saturday, July 30th

Details: Participants will discover water sources of local wildlife and create a field notebook. A short nature walk and craft are included

Who: Kids 3 years old to 6 years old and a parent

Where: Everyone meets at the Eltuck parking area across from the Well Gulch Trailhead

When: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Learn More

I mentioned earlier that these programs are free with the purchase of a parking pass (whether it’s for a day or for the year) so it would be fun to invite another friend! Cheap fun for the kiddos and some outdoors, too. It’s a win/win. You can learn more by stopping at the Visitor’s Center the next time you’re at the Lory State Park or you can visit the website.

The park is located in Bellvue, Colorado and offers visitors a variety of rugged terrain and beautiful 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 terrain for mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, bouldering, and horseback riding.

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