This calendar will be continually updated as events in the park are confirmed with host groups.


May 12, 2018   Quad Rock 25 and 50   The Quad Rock 50, sponsored by Gnar Runners, is Fort Collins’ only trail ultra marathon run on challenging, technical single track trails of Horsetooth Mountain and Lory State Park. For more information, visit: 


June 9, 2018  National Get Outdoors Day/Get Out Outdoors Colorado    National Get Outdoors Day is a nationwide effort to reconnect American youth with outdoor activities and healthy lifestyles. Here in Colorado, many events are being hosted around the state, typically with FREE activities for all. Check this site later to see what is planned at Lory State Park, or visit to search for other GOCO events around the state!


June 16, 2018   XTERRA Lory Triathlon   This race features a .5 mile swim, a 12.2 mile mountain bike, and a 4.8m Trail Run. For more information, visit:


Aug. 6 Colorado Day   Admission to all State Parks is FREE!    On August 1, 1876, President Ulysses S. Grant signed a proclamation admitting Colorado as a state. Celebrated as a state holiday on August 1 for many years, Colorado Day was then moved to the first Monday in August. Celebrate Colorado statehood by visiting one of its many natural resource gems– Lory State Park!


September 8, 2018   Black Squirrel Trail Half Marathon    Covering a variety of terrain, with a mix of moderately technical and non-technical trails, the course offers a tour of the outer boundaries of Lory State Park, providing breathtaking views to the east of Horsetooth Reservoir, Fort Collins and the Great Plains; and to the West of the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountain swell. For more information, visit:


September 22-23, 2018   Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado – Trails Day     VOC offers a variety of volunteer opportunities each year from April to October to engage people of all ages and abilities in taking care of Colorado’s outdoor places.  For more information, visit:


September 29-30, 2018   Tooth or Consequences Mountain Bike Festival    Tooth or Consequences is a multi-day mountain bike extravaganza featuring a Saturday festival with fun family events and bike demos, and a Sunday multi-stage Enduro Race!  For more information, visit:


September 29, 2018   Bike Your Park Day     Explore your parks and public lands by bicycle with thousands of others throughout the country on the same day — Bike Your Park Day. Check this website for details of events planned in Lory State Park; or visit


September 29, 2018   Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day    Sponsored by Overland Mountain Biking Club, Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD) is an annual event that seeks to introduce the joy of mountain biking to our next generation of young riders. For more information, visit:  

Lory State Park in winter with snow on trees 

Dec. 14, 2018 to Jan. 5, 2019   119th Annual Christmas Bird Count    Organized by the National Audubon Society, this all-volunteer effort takes a snapshot of bird populations to monitor their status and distribution across the Western Hemisphere. The results are compiled into a database that is shared with federal, state, and private authorities. Check this site later to see what is planned at Lory State Park!