Happy new year, everyone! Despite the challenges of 2020, two new trails were completed in natural areas. Resolve to check them out this year!
The 1.8 mile Ridge to Ridge Trail at Coyote Ridge Natural Area
connects south to City of Loveland's new Prairie Ridge Natural Area
. Its a great way to experience the foothills ecosystem on a fairly flat trail, open to hikers, equestrians, and bike riders (no dogs). Use this trail map
to learn more and check the webcam for parking availability at Coyote Ridge
before you go (parking at Prairie Ridge is typically more available).Puente Verde Natural Area
(Green Bridge in English) is located southeast of the intersection of Vine Drive and Taft Hill Road. A diagonal trail of recycled asphalt runs southwest across the site, about 0.3 miles. The bridge across the ditch is painted bright green! Puente Verde truly is a green bridge to nature. This area is part of a larger effort by multiple City departments and the County
to improve bicycle and pedestrian access, connect people to nature, and provide neighborhood connectivity in northwest Fort Collins. Puente Verde helps connect schools, neighborhoods, the Poudre Trail, the Boys & Girls Club, and other nearby destinations.