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 Statuses
Access only from Hemlock Street or Poudre Trail. Shields Street access is closed due to construction until the end of August.
North Shields Ponds :
Neighborhood access only as Shields Street is closed for construction until the end of August.
Timber trail remains closed due to water flow from natural springs and muddy sections. Rangers are re-evaluating daily.
Riverbend Ponds :
The boardwalk near the Cherly Street entrance will be reconstructed, so that segment of trail will be closed from now to July 2015. Please use alternate trails and access points during the project.
- All other trails are open! Enjoy your natural areas!