Laporte area (Bingham Hill & Pleasant Valley)

Located on the banks of the Cache la Poudre River, Lions Open Space offers day-use area picnicking, fishing, hiking, and biking. It's also home to the westernmost portion of the Poudre River Trail, which continues west as the Pleasant Valley Trail. This paved trail winds along the Poudre River through stunning riparian habitat, along a Frisbee golf course, and next to county roads to its end at Watson Lake in Bellvue, Colorado.

Three-acre Bingham Hill Park, with shelters and picnic tables, sits at the top of Bingham Hill and provides a breathtaking view of Pleasant Valley and the town of Bellvue. It's a great place to rest after climbing the hill on your bike!

These three areas have no entrance fees and are open year-round from sunrise to sunset. Lions Open Space and the Pleasant Valley Trail are located just south of Laporte, Colorado on North Overland Trail. Bingham Hill Park is located west of North Overland Trail on County Road 50E (Bingham Hill Road).



Accessible Activities
Drinking Water
Picnic Area
Reservable Pavilions



Directions from I-25:

  • Take the State Highway 14 (Mulberry) exit and travel west approximately 5.5 miles to Overland Trail (County Road 21).
  • Head north on Overland Trail (County Road 21) approximately 3 miles to Bingham Hill Road (County 50E).
  • To get to Bingham Hill Park, turn left (west) and go approximately 1 mile to the top of the hill on the left. To get to Lions Open Space, continue north on Overland Trail past Bingham Hill Road about ½ mile to the parking lot on the left side of the road, directly north of the bridge over the Poudre River.

Directions from Laporte:

  • From the stoplight at the intersection of County Road. 54G and Overland Trail (CR 21C), head south a couple of blocks to the parking lot of Lions Open Space on the right (west) side of the road.
  • To get to Bingham Hill Park, continue south on Overland Trail about ½ mile from Laporte, to Bingham Hill Road (County Road 50E). Turn left (west) and go approximately 1 mile to the top of the hill on the left.