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River Projects

The City of Fort Collins has many projects along the Cache La Poudre River that will cause trail closures and construction in 2014 and beyond. These projects will ultimately create a healthier river environment and benefit the community. Learn more below.

Trail Closures Along the Poudre River Corridor: Jan 28, 2016

Status Trail
Open Poudre Trail
  • North Shields Ponds :
    The City of Fort Collins will be creating a few deeper holes in the east pond to improve sport fishery habitat. The dredged soil and rock from the process will be used to create pads to improve bank fishing access. Work will involve heavy equipment, but no road closures will be needed. Anticipated start date is February 16 and work is expected to take a week to complete (weather dependent). North Shields Ponds Natural Area will continue to be open for public use during the work.
  • Udall :
    Closed for stormwater work until further notice.
  • All other trails are open! Enjoy your river corridor!

Poudre River Development Review & Buffer Standards (PDF)

Learn about proposed or constructed development projects along the Poudre River and key information about the Poudre River Buffer Standards contained in the City of Fort Collins Land Use Code.