East Valley Trail – Dog Hiking
Elevation: 5,580 | 2.2 Miles
East Valley Trail is part of Lory State Park’s amazing trail system, which encompasses over 20-miles of diverse trails and it’s perfect for dog walking.
This trail is popular with outdoor lovers including joggers, hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers and dog walking enthusiasts.
Dog walking on East Valley is great due to the trail’s close proximity to Fort Collins and other adjoining trails. Taken with the West Valley Trail, this dog hike provides an enjoyable loop comprising about 5.5 miles of non-paved dirt and vegetative surface – perfect for dog hiking.
The East Valley trail is very level and stays and the same approximate elevation of 5, 580 feet. It runs parallel to the main road and branches onto coves in Horsetooth Reservoir and other mountain trails.
Dogs must be kept under control with a short lead not to exceed 6’ in length. It is advisable to have direct line of sight to the terrain you and your dog are traversing. Fresh water can be obtained near the park entrance and an ample supply should be carried for you and your dog. Dog walkers must yield to horseback riders.