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.
Bobcat Ridge is open. Please be aware that trail damage has occurred along the Northern section of the Valley Loop Trail, as well as, the lower section of the Powerline Trail. Use caution when traveling along these trail sections.
Fossil Creek Reservoir :
The Sandpiper Trail, which leads to the western bird blind, is closed to protect a nesting bald eagle in the area. The trail will reopen on July 31 or sooner if nesting is unsuccessful. The nest is visible from the closure point- bring your binoculars!
Open to use. Timber trail now open but muddy sections exist.
Soapstone Prairie :
The Plover trail will is closed from April 1-July 15 for nesting plovers.
- All other trails are open! Enjoy your natural areas!