A few miles west of Walsenburg, CO in southern Colorado is Lathrop State Park - Colorado's very first state park. Visitors are usually drawn to this 1,600-acre park for water-based recreation such as boating, fishing and swimming, but there are also some short hikes in the area for those looking for some land-based natural recreation as well as two campsites in this area. This is a fee area.

When Open? Area Acres Operated By
Year-round; 5AM to 10PM (Fishing allowed all night) 1,544 acres Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Dogs Allowed? Miles of Trail Max/Min Elev (ft)
Dogs allowed on leash 4 6,350ft - 6,630ft

Lathrop State Park Trail and Map Finder

Area Hiking Trails:
1 - Lathrop Connector Trail
Area Trailheads:
1 - Hogback Trailhead
2 - Lathrop Campground Trailhead
3 - Visitor Center Trailhead
Area Campgrounds: