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    Lory State Park’s Staff Hosts Educational Outdoor Activities

    BELLVUE, Colo. – Come join the fun, learn about nature and see Lory State Park change with the season. Park staff will lead you on a journey of discovery through our guided hikes and activities. Programs are free, however, please remember that all vehicles entering the park must purchase a $7 daily pass or display a $70 annual pass.

    Unless otherwise indicated, programs require reservations. For program information and reservations call the park at (970) 493-1623.

    Aug. 13: Junior Ranger Adventure Program, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for children, ages 7-11 years old, at the Soldier Canyon picnic area in Lory State Park. Join Linda Hamilton, Lory’s environmental education specialist, to discover the park’s rocks and wildlife, take a hike, interview a ranger and meet a new friend. Please call Linda at Lory State Park, (970) 493-1623, for additional information and to reserve a place.

    Aug. 14: Almost Full Moon Hike, 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Join Lory’s park staff for a hike up the Timber trail discovering sights and sounds of the evening while catching glimpses of an almost full moon above us. This event is offered one night before the full moon. Please call the park to reserve a place: (970) 493-1623.

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife gets everyone outdoors! Attracting more than 12 million visitors per year, Colorado’s 42 State Parks are a vital cornerstone of Colorado’s economy and quality of life. Colorado State Parks encompass 224,447 land and water acres, offering some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a leader in providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, protecting the state’s favorite landscapes, teaching generations about nature and partnering with communities. Colorado State Parks also manage more than 4,300 campsites, and 63 cabins and yurts.  For more information on Colorado State Parks or to purchase an annual pass online, visit

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