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.
OPEN. Trails are snow packed.
Gateway is open but access to Seaman Reservoir, the North Fork, and the Black Powder Trail is CLOSED. The first bridge across the Poudre River that provides access to these locations is damaged and is not safe. Expected OPENING is not til early Spring. The entire bridge will probably be replaced. Anglers and other visitors may wade across at their own risk. Recommend wearing waders at this time.
North Shields Ponds :
The eastern pond's north side trail, and the western pond's south side trail are closed due to a restoration project that is underway. Trails will be re-opened after the project. Questions? Contact Rick Bachand, 970-416-2183.
Soapstone Prairie :
CLOSED for the season. Soapstone will reopen, weather permitting, on March 1.
- All other trails are open! Enjoy your natural areas!