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.
Poudre River Trail Closure through Woodward Site (Lincoln to Lemay).
As of July, there is currently no estimated date of repair for the damage to the Poudre Trail through the Woodward Governor site. The construction managers for the property have started preliminary discussions for repair work. Sections of trail are missing, and there was a lot of earthen material that was washed away during the recent spring floods; so grading work will need to be completed before the new trail sections are repaired. The hope is that the trail section will be able to be re-opened by the end of Fall 2014.
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.
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Poudre Trail view closure details
Updated July 29:
Please be advised of heavy machinery, and use caution, on the Poudre Trail between Sharp Point Drive and the Environmental Learning Center (ELC). Utility work will be expected to last one week from July 29-August 4 (weather dependent).
In addtion...please remember:
The Poudre Trail remains closed through the Woodward Governor Site at least until late fall.
The Poudre Trail at the ELC (between Sharp Point & Drake) is now open with a soft trail detour.
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.
Spring Creek Trail view closure details
Updated 7/22: Underpasses at Centre and Riverside Ave remain closed until water levels on Spring Creek recede.
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