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Natural Areas

Contact Information

  •   Dept Head: John Stokes
  •   PO Box 580, Fort Collins, CO 80522-0580
  •   1745 Hoffman Mill Road
    Fort Collins, CO 80524
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  •   970.416.2815
  •   8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (M-F, except for holidays)

Natural Areas Newsletter

Natural Areas Trail Conditions

Natural Area trails are closed when wet and muddy to prevent resource damage.

Closures are posted here, at NoCo Trail Report, 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 and NoCo Trail Report for paved trail conditions.

Natural Area Rangers tweet trail conditions using #FCTrails follow us on Twitter!

Current Trail Status

  • Flores del Sol:
    Not yet open to the public.
  • Fossil Creek Reservoir:
    Cattail Flats trail is closed to protect bird life until approximately March 1 (opening pending bald eagle departure).
  • Gateway :
    No fees at Gateway now through March 1!
  • Goose Hollow:
    Not yet open to the public.
  • Maxwell :
    All trails open.
  • Reservoir Ridge :
    All trails open.
  • Soapstone Prairie :
    Closed between December 1 and February 28. Opening March 1 pending weather conditions, updates will be posted here.
  • Soaring Vista:
    Not yet open to the public.
  • All other trails are open! Enjoy your natural areas!