Spring is just around the corner and you may be itching to hit the trails. Know before you go! 1. Check Trail Conditions
Trails are closed when wet and muddy to prevent damage to the natural area. Going around the mud widens the trail. Going through the mud damages the trail. Check closures at COTREX
or on the NAD Trail Status webpage
.2. Make a Plan
The busiest times at natural areas are weekends, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., so try to plan outings around those hours or on weekday mornings for the best chance at parking! Have an alternate destination in mind. When parking lots are full try another trailhead or come back another time. Avoid a parking ticket by only parking in designated spaces.3. Come Prepared
Spring weather in Colorado can change quickly. Come prepared with appropriate gear for your activity including layers, water, a map
, etc. Have a dog? Don't forget to bring dog poop bags and dispose of them properly.