Free Upcoming Activities
Foothills Geology, Tuesday, May 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Coyote Ridge Natural Area, meet in the parking lot. Discover some of the forces that shaped the Front Range landscape in this beginning geology hike. Bring water, snacks, sunscreen, and a jacket. 4 miles, easy to moderate. Free, no registration required but you can sign up for a reminder and updates at naturetracker.fcgov.com .
Nature Nuggets—It’s a Bug’s Life, Thursday, May 23, 10-11 a.m., Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, meet at picnic shelter, 1/8 mile from parking lot. Children ages 3-7 and parents/guardians will enjoy discovering fun facts about wildlife, with hands-on activities. Parents must attend with children. Day care and other groups should schedule a separate time. Free, no registration required no registration required but you can sign up for a reminder and updates at naturetracker.fcgov.com ..
Natural Area Adult Night Walk, Thursday, May 23, 7:45-9:45 p.m., location given at time of registration. Adults and accompanied children 16 and older experience a quiet walk with information about the night, and time for reflection under the moon. Dress warmly, bring water. 1-2 miles, easy. Free, REGISTRATION REQUIRED at naturetracker.fcgov.com . For information, call 970-416-2815.
Beautiful Brooks Canyon, Friday, May 24, 9 a.m.-noon, THIS PROGRAM IS FULL. Please look at Tracks and Trails or visit www.naturetracker.fcgov.com for future program opportunities.
Natural Area Family Night Walk, Friday, May 24, 7:45-9:45 p.m. THIS PROGRAM IS FULL. Please look at Tracks and Trails or visit www.naturetracker.fcgov.com for future program opportunities.
Tracks & Trails is Here!
Over 200 free events, activities and classes are available for you, May-October! Use Tracks & Trails, a handy booklet, to learn about them all.
New this year, registration will be through NatureTracker, an easy way to track down fun and keep track of your activities (available May 10 at NatureTracker.fcgov.com). Also in Tracks & Trails you'll find a new Junior Naturalist program, the Natural Areas Passport, activities at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery and much more. The pdf version is available now, printed copies will be available in May at Natural Area trailheads, the Natural Areas Department office (1745 Hoffman Mill Road, M-F, 8-5), and local businesses.
The City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department is partnering with Larimer County and the muncipalities within it to study past achievements, opportunities and possible gaps in our region's land conservation, open space, and outdoor recreation programs. Learn more about Our Lands-Our Future at, http://www.larimer.org/ourlands_ourfuture/
Celebrate 20 years of natural areas with the new Passport to the Natural Areas! It is a checklist of natural areas to visit and free activities. Complete your passport (pdf) or online version for a prize and to be entered into a drawing for a backpack full of outdoor supplies. Printed passports are also available at natural area trailheads, the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery and the Natural Areas Department office (1745 Hoffman Mill Road, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.).
It has been two decades since the first citizen-initated sales tax that funds natural areas. Everyone is invited to help celebrate the 20th anniversary by participating in free activities. Join the fun!
May- October -A special edition of Tracks & Trails (Your Guide to Free Natural Areas Events and Activities) is released. It includes the passport and a new junior naturalist booklet! It is going be an outstanding season for outdoor fun, service and learning!
November-The year of celebration wraps up with a look forward to the next 20 years of natural areas.
Physical Address: 1745 Hoffman Mill Road, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Mailing Address: PO Box 580, Ft. Collins, CO 80522-0580
Phone: (970) 416-2815
Fax: (970) 416-2211
Normal Business Hours: 8AM-5PM M-F
Directions: From Lemay (the part of Lemay between Riverside and Mulberry), turn east onto Poudre River Drive. Follow Poudre River Drive as it curves, changes names to Hoffman Mill Road and eventually dead-ends at Nix Natural Area and the Natural Areas Department's offices.