Red Fox Meadows Natural Area
Red Fox Meadows is a neighborhood natural area and an important stormwater detention site. The Canal Importation Ponds Outfall (CIPO) project was underway for several years, and now Red Fox Meadows is open.
There is something for both people and wildlife here: improved habitat for wildlife, trails and reduced flood risk for people. You'll want to check out the new parking lot near the intersection of Prospect and Taft Hill roads, the outdoor classroom boardwalk and Barb McKee's Art in Public Places piece featuring a heron and cattails in the outfall structure.
More About CIPOThe goals of the CIPO project are to protect people and properties from flooding; take homes out of the City-regulated floodplain through improvements; and restore and enhance affected wildlife habitat and natural areas.
Red Fox Meadows is designed and managed to:
- Increase local flood protection
- Prevent stormwater pollution
- Improve water quality in streams and groundwater
- Enhance wildlife habitat
- Provide recreational and educational opportunities.
TrailsAbout one mile of flat soft surface trail. Trail map here (pdf).
5:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
DirectionsThe parking lot is just south of the Prospect/Taft Hill Road intersection.
Events & Activities
- Would you like monthly activity updates, trail recommendations and more? Sign up for the Natural Areas electronic newsletter in the upper right corner of this page.
- Free educational programs at Red Fox Meadows Natural Area are available for groups by request, call the Master Naturalist Program at 970-416-2480 or email .
- Trail Map
- Red Fox Meadows Reopens, an article by Dawn Wilson, volunteer Master Naturalist Assistant and Coloradoan newspaper contributor.