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Horsetooth Reservoir MX Track

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Alt Names

Horsetooth Dam, Lory State Park

Last Known StatusClosed

This makeshift motocross play track once featured numerous jumps and berms, some natural elevation changes, drop chutes, short climbs and a couple of very short side trails. The parking area had a kiosk with a pay station and the track and parking area were at one time maintained by the county as part of Horsetooth Reservoir.

Unfortunately the track rarely saw much use and has since been shut down. The track and parking area are overgrown and the entrance is blocked and gated. The entire area under the dam now appears to be off limits to the public.

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Nearest CityFort Collins, CO
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From: Fort Collins, CO
1) West on Laporte Ave to the edge of town
2) Turn right (north) onto N Overland Trail, continue 2.3 miles
3) Turn left (west) onto CR 50 / Bingham Hill Road, continue 1.9 miles
4) Turn left (south) onto CR 23 / Front Street, continue 1.2 miles
5) Turn right (west) onto CR 25G, continue 0.1 miles
6) Track entrance is on the left.


LandCounty Land


Our RatingRatingFair    
Recommended StayHalf Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
CommentMain Track (makeshift)


Permit RequiredYes
Dates OpenClosed
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingNo
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.




Contact InfoLarimer County
800 S. County Road 31
Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 679-4570


Horsetooth Reservoir Track Photo

Horsetooth Reservoir MX Track

This used to be the parking area and what remains of the track is in the background.  Photo Submitted 7/29/2013 (Thanks!)


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Approx Size80 acres
Miles Of Trail1
Climate TypeUrban/man-made
Elevation5200 to 5400 ft.
Loose DirtThis track has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe track has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis track has no sandy areas.None
MudThe track has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe track has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis track has some rocks.Some
TreesThe track has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis track has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe track has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis track has many small jumps.Many
Large JumpsThis track has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe track has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis county land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis county land has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis county land has no roads.None
IntersectionsThis track has many intersections.Many
Rider TrafficThe county land has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis county land has no shaded areas.None
Ranges/GunfireThis county land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis track has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
Beware of cliffs.
Easy Terrain NoviceThis track has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis track has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis track has no expert terrain.None


First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (SE)Harmony Urgent Care Center (970) 297-6250
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (NE)Schrader's Country Store (970) 484-7700
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (NE)Schrader's Country Store (970) 484-7700
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (S)South Bay Campground (970) 679-4570
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (S)South Bay Campground (970) 679-4570
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (S)South Bay Campground (970) 679-4570
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (S)South Bay Campground (970) 679-4570
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (NE)Schrader's Country Store (970) 484-7700
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (SE)Sunrise Beach (970) 679-4570
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (S)Santanka Bay Boat Ramp (970) 679-4570
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