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Natural Areas Trail Conditions

Natural Area trails are unpaved, soft surface trails. When trails are wet and muddy, they are closed to prevent resource damage.

Closures are posted here and at the trailheads. Rangers monitor conditions at closed trails daily, and reopen as soon as conditions allow.

To learn more, call a ranger, 970-416-2147.

Paved trails such as the Spring Creek Trail, Mason Trail and Poudre River Trail are managed by City of Fort Collins Parks.

Check Parks' Trail Status page for paved trail conditions.

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Current Trail Status

  • Arapaho Bend:
    Poudre River Trail will be closed at the trail head parking lot (located at Horsetooth Road & Strauss Cabin Road) to north bound access around the Rigden Reservoir. The closure is expected to be in place from Monday-Friday for construction of drainage improvement work near the reservoir.
  • Bobcat Ridge:
    Closed due to wet and muddy conditions
  • Maxwell :
    Closed due to wet and muddy conditions.
  • Pineridge :
    closed due to wet and muddy conditions.
  • Reservoir Ridge :
    Closed due to wet and muddy conditions
  • Udall :
    Udall is closed due until further notice due to construction.
  • All other trails are open! Enjoy your natural areas!
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