Parking and Directions

Runners must stay away from the start area until the previous wave has departed.

Parking for 50 mile runners will be available at the Soldier Canyon Picnic Area of Lory State Park beginning at 4:00am and for 25 mile runners beginning at 6:00am.

All runners registered for the race will receive a park pass – good for one vehicle – as part of their entry fee. Any other crew or spectator vehicles will be required to purchase a park entry for $9.

Due to wave starts for 2020, we will not be able to give preferential parking for carpools – but still strongly encourage carpooling as space at the park is limited.  Vehicles will be directed first to park in the Solider Canyon lot, followed by the Timber trailhead lot and on the east side of the Lodgepole Drive spur road. Lodgepole Drive is restricted to one-way traffic from south to north. Vehicles will enter on the south end of Lodgepole Drive and will fill in the first available space on the right side of the road. Vehicles will exit on the north end of Lodgepole Drive.

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Directions to Lory State Park

708 Lodgepole Dr, Bellvue, CO 80512

For those coming from areas north of Fort Collins, take US 287 to County Road 54G/287B, making a right where signposted for Laporte. Go through the town of Laporte and turn right onto County Road 52E (just before Vern’s gas station and convenience store). Turn left at County Road 23 and go 1.5 miles, before making a right on Lodgepole Drive (following the signs for Lory State Park). Follow Lodgepole Drive/County Road 25G another 1.5 miles to the park entrance.

For those coming from areas south of Fort Collins, take US 287 to Harmony Road. Make a left and follow Harmony/38E for just over 4 miles to S Centennial Dr/County Road 23. Make another right and then turn left at the bottom of the hill after 1.5 miles to stay on Centennial/Co Rd 23. Follow Centennial north for 4.5 miles and make a left onto Lodgepole Drive/County Road 25G, following it 1.5 miles to the park entrance.

If coming in on I-25 from the south, exit on Harmony Road (exit 265) and follow Harmony Rd/38e west (left) through south Fort Collins for approximately 9 miles to County Road 23, and then pick up directions detailed above.

If coming in on I-25 from the north, exit on Douglas Road/Co Rd 54 (exit 278) and follow it west (left) for 5 miles until it T’s with Shields Rd/Co Rd 17. Take a left on Shields and then a right after 1 mile on Co Rd 14/US 287, continuing west on 54G after a half mile (do not follow 287/14 to the right). After 3 miles, make a slight left onto 52E (just after Vern’s Place) and then another left after a mile onto County Road 23 and go 1.5 miles, before making a right on Lodgepole Drive (following the signs for Lory State Park). Follow Lodgepole Drive/County Road 25G another 1.5 miles to the park entrance.

Crew/Spectator Access

Crews and Spectators are Strongly Discouraged.  Lory State Park and Horsetooth Mountain Park are experiencing extremely high visitation, and we need to do our part to avoid over-crowding.  

We are restricted to a maximum of 50 people at any place, any time during the event.  Between volunteers and runners, we do not anticipate being able to accommodate spectators at the start/finish or any aid station while abiding by our permit.

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