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Natural Areas Department Cancels Free Activities, Closes Trails Due to Rain

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Zoë Whyman, City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Community Relations Manager, , 970-221-6311
Heavy rain in northern Colorado has caused trail closures and cancellations of activities. Details are below. To learn more visit, call 970-416-2815 or email

Skygazing at Fossil Creek
Friday, September 13, 8:00 -10:00 p.m., Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space, CANCELED.

Hike to a Homestead
Saturday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, CANCELED.

Puppets on Patrol
Saturday, September 14, 10 - 11 a.m., Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, CANCELED.

Operation Preservation—History Comes Alive (Scheduled originally for Sunday, September 15)
RESCHEDULED TO Sunday, September 29, 1 - 4 p.m.
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, meet at the barn area near the parking lot.
Celebrate the early pioneer history at Bobcat Ridge with activities and tours of two recently restored historic structures near the entrance. Displays, tours, information, and children’s activities included. Free, no registration required, but you can get updates and a reminder by signing up at

Bobcat Ridge Natural Area - CLOSED
Maxwell Natural Area - CLOSED
Pineridge Natural Area - CLOSED
Reservoir Ridge Natural Area - CLOSED
Soapstone Prairie Natural Area - CLOSED

Please avoid visiting Coyote Ridge Natural Area, the trails are wet and muddy; especially past the cabin (1 mile from the trailhead).
Trail conditions are updated regularly by rangers in the field,