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    Horsetooth No Longer Requires Bike-in Permits

    This probably isn't news to most of you, but it was for me so thought I'd share.

    You no longer have to pay to bike-in or walk-in to Horsetooth Mountain Park. I found this out when I renewed my annual vehicle permit. In the past there was a paper backing on the vehicle sticker that you were supposed to carry with you when you entered the park by bike as proof that you had an annual permit. When I renewed my annual pass the vehicle sticker didn't have the paper-permit on the back. I emailed the county ranger and got this response:

    "Under the new format walk in bike in permits are no longer required."

    So there you have it. Unless you regularly drive to HTMP, there's no need to purchase an annual pass.

    The other notable change is that the annual pass expires 12 months from purchase rather than December 31 (similar to Lory).

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    One other notable change is that the pass is now transferable between vehicles licensed to the same name and address. One friend said the ranger told him the pass could be mounted to a piece of plexiglass and placed in the corner of the windshield of his car or his wife's car, whichever he drove to Horsetooth that day.

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    Awesome.
    I always thought it was ridiculous to have to pay when I rode in.
    Can you ride into Lory fer free?
    Gone are the days we stopped to decide,
    Where we should go,
    We just ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jugdish View Post
    Awesome.
    I always thought it was ridiculous to have to pay when I rode in.
    Can you ride into Lory fer free?
    In the past, Lory has had a policy of allowing riders who are riding in from Horsetooth to ride in Lory without having a Colorado State Parks Pass for Lory. However, when riding in from the Lory side, I have been stopped before to confirm that I had my Colorado State Parks ride-in / walk-in pass. YMMV

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    Quote Originally Posted by jradin View Post
    This probably isn't news to most of you, but it was for me so thought I'd share.
    That is news to me. I accused my wife of losing the paper backing and looked all over for it. I rode from home 2 weekends ago and worried that the ranger at the booth was going to stop me.

    I was wondering about the new decal though. Is it possible to peel it off and move it between my various vehicles? Has anyone tried that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furrydogs View Post
    I was wondering about the new decal though. Is it possible to peel it off and move it between my various vehicles? Has anyone tried that?
    A friend said he left a small piece of paper on the corner to facilitate peeling the pass from the window to transfer between vehicles, but I would worry about tearing it with too many transfers. I like his idea of mounting it on a small piece of plexiglass to make switching between vehicles quick and easy.

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