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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

  • Bobcat Ridge:
    Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association will be working on the powerlines at Bobcat Ridge, mostly on the Powerline Trail. Expect short closures of up to 30 minutes on this trail and others near powerlines thru mid-October.
  • Flores del Sol:
    Not yet open to the public.
  • Goose Hollow:
    Not yet open to the public.
  • Redtail Grove :
    A major construction project is underway on the Fossil Creek Trail. A pedestrian underpass is being constructed under the BNSF railroad to further connect the Fossil Creek Trail. Tunnel construction project will happen until January of 2017. Trail construction will continue after the tunnel is complete. The entire project is expected to be finished by the end of 2017. Learn more at
  • Soaring Vista:
    Not yet open to the public.
  • Tanglewood:
    Not yet open to the public.
  • All other trails are open! Enjoy your natural areas!