Trail System StatusAlthough we attempt to keep the status of the trails updated for your convenience, sometimes closures happen quickly for safety concerns, and may not be updated on this page.
When you come upon barricades, please obey the detours. This can be an inconvenience but they are in place for your safety. Always be aware of the possibility of high water along the river and use caution when traveling along the trail at underpasses.
Reminder: The Poudre River and Spring Creek can flood the trails during a heavy rain. Please be aware of low areas and underpasses on the trails during a rain event. The Parks staff watches for any flooding and will post warnings and detours in areas of concern as soon as is possible, but individuals need to be aware and prepared to use alternate routes in case of flooding. Please obey the detours as they are in place for your safety.
Power Trail Construction Along Trilby: The City of Fort Collins has begun construction on a new recreational trail project in southeast Fort Collins. The project will include the construction of over one mile of new ten feet wide, colored concrete, a concrete underpass across Trilby Road and two steel pedestrian bridges that span Fossil Creek and a drainage crossing. The project will connect the Lemay intersection and Power Trail together along the north side of Trilby. The project will also complete the Fossil Creek Trail connection to the south to the Greenstone segment and SH 392. The project began in September 2014 and will be completed in January 2015.
Mulberry Bridge Underpass Detour 9/26
Poudre Trail Closure Tafthill Road to Lee Martinez Park
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Poudre Trail view closure details
Update Dec 22: Tree Removal project along the Poudre Trail at the SE corner of the Lemay bridge will be starting on Mon, Dec 22 thru Tue, Dec 23. The trail in this area will be open with flaggers posted on either side of the work zone to temporarily stop trail users if necessary for safety.
In addition, Walsh plans to begin trail construction at the SW corner of Mulberry and Lemay during the week of December 29, 2014. Dump trucks and Concrete trucks will be driving over the walk at this corner to access the trail. Walsh will have flaggers on site to facilitate this work, again focusing on keeping trail/walk users safe from the heavy vehicles entering the work zone.
Update Dec 9: POUDRE TRAIL CONSTRUCTION IMPACTS – WINTER 2014 / SPRING 2015
*Attention Poudre Trail users* please be aware of multiple upcoming construction projects along the Poudre Trail that will impact trail users. Work is being performed to re-stabilize river banks related to flood erosion and also planned trail improvements. Work is expected along the Poudre Trail in the following locations: Between Taft Hill Road and Lee Martinez Park; The Confluence of the Poudre Trail and Spring Creek Trail; East of College Avenue at the BNSF Railroad bridge; and Mulberry / Lemay Avenue underpass and access ramps. Work is expected to be complete at all locations by mid-July 2015. Trail detours will be posted, and updates available through the Trails web page. Trail users can also sign up on the web page to receive trail notifications through email.
Poudre Trail at Shields St.
Poudre Trail at Wood St.
Poudre Trail at Confluence of Spring Creek Trail
Poudre Trail East of College Ave at BNSF Railroad Trestle
Poudre Trail at Mulberry / Lemay Ave.
Poudre Trail at Fossil Creek Ditch (Environmental Learning Center)
Updated Nov 26: The Poudre Trail will be closed from Tafthill Road east to Lee Martinez Park from December 1, 2014 through January 5, 2015 (weather permitting) for the North Shields Street Sewer Project. Please obey the barricades and follow the detours as they are in place for your safety.
In addition, the McMurry Natural Area Traill will be closed at Shields.
Updated September 26: The underpass at Mulberry Ave. along the Poudre Trail will be closed periodically due to the Mulberry Bridge replacement project. Trail users will be directed to detour to the intersection of Lemay and Mulberry, utilizing the crosswalks and bike lanes to return access to the Poudre Trail.
Safety fencing along the trail is in place due to the construction activity in the vicinity of Mulberry and Lemay for the Mulberry bridge replacement project. Please use caution while traveling the Poudre Trail in this area.
As always, please use caution and be prepared to use alternate routes and obey all barricades and detours along the Poudre Trail as they are in place for your safety.
Power Trail view closure details
POSTED 10/06: The City of Fort Collins has begun construction on a new recreational trail project in southeast Fort Collins. The project will include the construction of over one mile of new ten feet wide, colored concrete, a concrete underpass across Trilby Road and two steel pedestrian bridges that span Fossil Creek and a drainage crossing. The project will connect the Lemay intersection and Power Trail together along the north side of Trilby. The project will also complete the Fossil Creek Trail connection to the south to the Greenstone segment and SH 392. The project began in September 2014 and will be completed in January 2015. (see attached vicinity map as well)
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Please note that walks/runs will occur on various sections of the trails throughout the year. Please be cautious of large groups on the following dates:
To report problems along the trail system, contact Parks main office at 970-221-6660 or email